“Apple Computer has tapped the head of EyeTV maker Elgato Systems to head its German subsidiary. Freddie Geier plans to leave his post as Elgato chief executive at the end of the month to join Apple as managing director of Apple Germany, Elgato said in a statement Tuesday,” Ina Fried reports for CNET News. “‘Apple Germany is going to be led by a true entrepreneur; we congratulate them, and we’re very happy for Freddie,’ Elgato President Markus Fest said in a statement. Elgato said the company ‘will continue to operate under the leadership’ of Fest, who is also Elgato’s founder. Elgato is best known for its EyeTV line of products which adds TiVo-like functions to the Macintosh.”
“The hiring marks a return to Apple for Geier, who has headed Elgato since July 2003. Prior to joining Elgato, Geier was a senior director of business development for Apple in California and also was a general manager for Astarte, the company that created the CD burning application Toast,” Fried reports.
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