“An Apple spokesperson confirmed that Duffy has been hired by Apple, but didn’t share details on his role at the company,” Clover reports. “The Information speculates that he could be leading a special project at Apple, given his background. Duffy who co-founded Dropcam in 2009, led the company until it was acquired by Google-owned Nest for $555 million in mid-2014.”
Clover reports, “Apple is rumored to have a range of exploratory products in the works, including the Apple Car, an Amazon Echo-style home hub, an AR product, and more.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Wild guess: Something to do with cameras. 😉
Big upgrade to go from Google’s Nest mess to Apple Inc., that’s for sure!
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