Published On: Thu, Jan 26th, 2017

Dropcam co-founder Greg Duffy goes to work for Apple

As initial reported by The Information, Dropcam co-founder Greg Duffy has found a new home during Apple. The pierce comes after a bit of a scattered army during Google, when its subsidiary Nest picked adult Duffy’s internet-connected confidence camera business in 2014 for $555 million.

Duffy reportedly butted heads with Tony Fadell, accusing a Nest owner (and high-profile Apple ex-pat) of “holding behind all progress,” with regards to his company’s products. Duffy left Nest early a following year, though stranded around Google for 8 or so months.

Apple has given reliable a sinecure with TechCrunch, though a association has declined to plead as specifics about a purpose he will play. At really least,  it seems like a sincerely protected gamble given his imagination that he will play a part in a Apple’s flourishing concentration (along with most of a rest of a industry) on a connected home.

The association has long been planting a seeds for Homekit, reaping a advantage with iOS 10’s Home app portion as a heart for intelligent home control. Apple has nonetheless to offer a approach aspirant to a device like Google Home or Amazon’s extravagantly renouned Echo line, though it reportedly has something in a works on that front.

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