Apple Hires Amazon A9 Executive William Stasior to Run Siri

Nice scoop from Kara Swisher:

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).

Monday, 15 October 2012