dag kittlaus siriAllThingsD reports that Siri co-founder Dag Kittlaus has left his position at Apple, moving on following the rebirth of the voice-powered personal assistant as a key feature of the iPhone 4S.

There were several reasons for the departure, which was amicable and has been planned for a while, sources said. They included Kittlaus’ family being in Chicago, a desire to take time off and an interest in brainstorming new entrepreneurial ideas.

The report claims that Kittlaus left Apple just after the iPhone 4S launch but that his departure is not indicative of a mass exodus of the Siri team, as other key former Siri executives are remaining at Apple.

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brookshanes Avatar
138 months ago
This is what

Hm, stayed around for the payoff and to make sure things went as planned, then out to work on what's next?
Thankfully his family means something to him. He should spend time with them because he probably never saw them when he was co-founding and selling Siri.

//EDIT: Wow, -2 for me saying he should be with his own family???

//EDIT part deux: Thanks for the upticks! Some family men and women out there after all!
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Gasu E. Avatar
138 months ago
//EDIT: Wow, -2 for me saying he should be with his own family???

I just gave you a "-1" for caring what other random people think.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HitchHykr Avatar
138 months ago
Siri, why did you co-founder leave Apple?

Siri responds:
"iforget, I do not understand your bad grammar"
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rdowns Avatar
138 months ago
Considering Apple bought Siri for 800,000,000 this guy can probably go do about anything he wants...

Where do you pull that number from?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aikomhoch Avatar
138 months ago
Thanks for the tech and enjoy the payday!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FX120 Avatar
138 months ago
Man, only $100M for him instead of $400M? What a ripoff! :D

I am certain that he didn't end up with half of what ever the buyout was. The big money likely went back to the venture capital firms that financed Siri early on.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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