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Siri Co-Founder Adam Cheyer Left Apple In June

NewImageA second former Siri executive has left Apple -- this time, Siri co-founder Adam Cheyer. He left the company this past June according to AllThingsD, though the departure was originally reported by Bloomberg.
Another former Siri executive has left Apple. Adam Cheyer, who co-founded the voice recognition software company prior to its acquisition by Apple in 2008, has left the iPhone maker. Sources in position to know tell AllThingsD that Cheyer resigned back in June to pursue other projects. Cheyer is the second Siri executive to leave Apple in the past year, following CEO Dag Kittlaus, who left in October of 2011.
Siri CEO Dag Kittlaus joined Apple with Cheyer when the company was purchased in April 2010, but left Apple back in October of last year.

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Posted: 24 months ago

"to pursue other projects"


I assume this means: "to swim in a pool of money"
Rating: 22 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
Eh, nothing to see here. You sell a company, you stick around for the transition, you move on. That's just how it is.
Rating: 16 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
Guess he realized Siri is an utter failure.
Rating: 13 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
June 30th: Siri, has Adam Cheyer left Apple?


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September 12: Yes, he has!
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago

I assume this means: "to swim in a pool of money"


Like so:
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago

Yet its clearly a female voice so her it is. Moving on.


Siri is actually completely asexual; it is an it. Whether you hear it speak in a male or female voice is entirely dependent upon where you are and what language you use with it. In the US, Siri has a female voice. in several other countries, including Japan, Italy and (I believe) the U.K., it speaks with a decidedly masculine intonation.

Add to that the fact that it is simply software, a program running on a piece of hardware, and "it' truly becomes the only proper pronoun for it.

So don't be so quick to dismiss other people; especially when they are more correct than you are.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
When founders sell their company it is pretty rare for them to stay around for very long.

I think it would have been more noteworthy to find out if they had stayed especially if it was very long after their retention programs had ended.

In my opinion these guys like working in small companies, sold their tech, and as they said, are moving on to other things.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
I'm guessing this warrants a 'Steve would never have allowed this' comment. :rolleyes:
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
Is this note worthy because it's going to affect Siri, or a reflection of Apple in some way? Or are we just posting boring stuff on MR for the giggles? (serious question)
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago

Umm.. you [I]do realize[/I] Siri isn't actually a "her"?

Yet its clearly a female voice so her it is. Moving on.
Rating: 4 Votes

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