“Having gone ‘thermonuclear war’ on Google after it discovered that it was following Apple into smartphones, Apple may be about to turn the tables on its Mountain View rivals — by entering the search engine business,” Luke Dormehl reports for Cult of Mac.’
“Apple is currently looking to hire an engineering project manager for something called Apple Search. The position would be based in San Francisco, and requires a program manager to oversee backend operations for a “search platform supporting hundreds of millions of users,” Dormehl reports. “The ad notes that the successful candidate will, ‘Play a part in revolutionizing how people use their computers and mobile devices.'”
“In late 2012, Apple hired search guru William Stasior: a veteran of both Amazon and AltaVista. Then, last year, developer Jan Moesen discovered a web-crawling bot originating from Apple’s servers,” Dormehl reports. “It’s worth pointing out that Apple’s long-running search agreement with Google for its Safari browser expires this year.”
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Apple hires Amazon A9 exec Stasior to run Siri unit – October 15, 2012