“A designer who played a key role in the development of Apple’s newest TV box is leaving the company,” Peter Kafka reports for Re/code.
“Ben Keighran, who joined Apple four years ago when it bought a startup he co-founded, says he is leaving soon and eventually intends to start something new,” Kafka reports. “‘I want to create not just a killer product, but my own iconic company,’ he said.”
“Keighran said he spent the last three years overseeing the look and feel of the software on the new Apple TV — a $149 box that lets users watch Web video on their TV,” Kafka reports. “He said that software also incorporates part of Chomp, the search startup he co-founded and sold to Apple in 2012.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Good luck to Ben in his future endeavors!
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