GoPro Hires Apple Designer Daniel Coster; Shares Jump

Fred Imbert, CNBC:

GoPro is having a good day. The wearable camera maker’s stock surged more than 19 percent Wednesday and the company announced it hired Daniel Coster away from Apple as vice president of design.

Coster was a core member of Apple’s industrial design team for more than 20 years and is credited with contributing to devices such as iPhone 4 and iPad wireless keyboard, the company said in a statement.

Remarkable that the hiring of a single designer could have an effect like this, even if it’s just a temporary stock price spike.

Coster has his work cut out for him. I bought a GoPro camera last year, and was sorely disappointed by how chintzy it is.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016