Apple has hired major Amazon exec and prominent search
technologist William Stasior to run its Siri unit, according to
sources. At the online retail giant, Stasior has been in charge of
A9, Amazon’s search and search advertising unit. The former
AltaVista exec co-founded the independent company and has run it
since Udi Manber left for Google.
Stasior has an impressive pedigree (you can read his resume and
see a really geeky binary image he posted of himself here).