Dropcam co-founder Greg Duffy joins Apple

“Greg Duffy, the founder and former CEO of security camera company Dropcam, has accepted a role at Apple and will be leaving Google, reports The Information,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors.

“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.”

Read more in the full article here.

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!

SEE ALSO:
Tony Fadell’s Nest is looking like a bust – April 8, 2016
Nest employees: Tony Fadell-led company is a poorly managed, fear-driven machine – February 16, 2016
Google engineer trashes Tony Fadell’s precious Nest smoke alarm – February 19, 2015
With HomeKit and Honeywell’s Lyric, a Nest acquisition by Apple would have been foolish – June 18, 2014
Will Apple’s Internet of Things vision hurt a beautiful idea? With HomeKit, Apple promises easy home automation – June 6, 2014
Smart thermostat war heats up as Apple-partner Honeywell takes aim at Google’s Nest – June 13, 2014
Honeywell takes dead aim at Google’s Nest with new iPhone-compatible Lyric smart thermostat – June 10, 2014
Dead to me: Apple’s Schiller ‘unfollows’ Tony Fadell and Nest after Google acquisition – January 18, 2014

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4 Comments

  1. Can you ask him for me — Why is security camera footage so stupidly awful to the point of uselessness? Usually looks like something from a low-end camera from another century.

  2. Hey Pipeline Tim,
    Hire these people:
    • someone to make a MacPro we NEED and WANT
    • someone to bring excitement to AppleTV and who understand the current trends and needs of the consumers who would purchase it
    • someone to update the iMac, Mac Mini, etc…
    • someone who can make a APPLE display
    • someone who can market ApplePay, because you aren’t
    • someone to fix iTunes back to iTunes 1.0, which was a million times better than the mess it is now
    • someone who has a set of balls to get deals done with media networks, because drunk uncle eddie cue just can’t seem to get the job done
    • someone to replace YOU!

    Tim, you should sign this:
    https://www.change.org/p/apple-board-of-directors-remove-tim-cook-as-ceo-of-apple

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