Tag Archive: Guru

Enter for a chance to globetrot with travel guru Tim Ferriss and a bagful of top tech goodies [Deals]

There’s traveling and then there’s traveling smart, and few are smarter about travel than Tim Ferriss. Star of The Tim Ferriss Experiment is and author of #1 New York Times bestseller, The 4-Hour Workweek, he’s made a living out of helping people travel better and more effectively. The Round-the-World Giveaway gives you a chance to […]

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Jony Ive soundboard ‘personally offended’ Apple’s design guru

With his soothing British accent, love of flowery design terms, and immediately-recognizable pronunciation of “aluminium,” few people in tech are as widely parodied as Jony Ive. Impressions of Ive have become a tech industry trope in their own right, but last week an Ive-centric joke debuted online, which Apple’s design guru apparently found so offensive that […]

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Apple’s fitness guru discusses what makes the Watch special

Jay Blahnik has been one of Apple’s key hires in getting the Apple Watch and now in one of his first extensive interviews since joining the company, Apple’s fitness guru has revealed how his teams of experts tried to differentiate the Apple Watch in the hugely competitive new wearables market. When it came down to […][Read More…]

Apple’s fitness guru hits the road for tour of Japan, China, and Australia

Apple Watch could become one of the most important devices you can shackle yourself to, so to amp up the Apple faithful into more heatlh-focused nerds, Apple has sent fitness guru Jay Blahnik on a special events tour in Australia,…Read more ›

Operations guru Jeff William to speak at May’s Code Conference

Apple’s operations whiz Jeff Williams will be a speaker at the second Code Conference, held May 26 to 28. Although Apple has been more open to making its executives available to speak publicly in recent years, the conference still represents…Read more ›

Design guru Dieter Rams says Apple built his dream PC

Braun’s lauded designer, Dieter Rams, has long been cited as an inspiration behind Apple’s classic design. Nearly everything Rams touched, from calculators tape recorders, radios, and even infrared emitters, have inspired Apple’s products, and according to Dieter himself, it’s a…Read more ›

Meet the Mercedes tech guru who defected to Apple

Johann Jungwirth is a new Apple employee with one of the world’s most unbelievable job titles. Until the middle of last year, Jungwirth headed up the big Mercedes-Benz R&D facility in Silicon Valley that, among other things, is responsible for…Read more ›

AMD Hires Ex-Apple Graphics Guru


Perpetual PC chipmaking underdog AMD is having a rough time of it in the mobile age. The stock is in the tank, and they lost $ 146 million last quarter on $ 1.09 billion in revenue. AMD needs to figure out a way to make a splash in mobile quick if it intends on surviving.

Over the past year, there’s been some sign that AMD has been taking this threat  [Read More…]

iOS Guru Scott Forstall And New Retail Chief John Browett Both Leaving Apple

Apple has just announced that longtime executive Scott Forstall and new retail chief John Browett are both leaving the company. Official press release below:

CUPERTINO, California—October 29, 2012—Apple® today announced executive management changes that will encourage even more collaboration between the Company’s world-class hardware, software and services teams. As part of these changes, Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi will add more responsibilities to their roles. Apple also announced that Scott Forstall will be leaving Apple  [Read More…]

Apple Hires Amazon Search Guru To Run Siri

Hey, Siri. Meet your new boss.

Apple has tapped Amazon executive William Stasior to run Siri, the Cupertino company’s digital assistant. Stasior has been responsible for running Amazon’s A9 search/advertising unit, and his impressive CV has attracted Apple’s eye.

Siri co-founders Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer were hired by Apple when Siri was purchased back in 2010. Since then, both Kittlaus and Cheyer have left Apple with a Siri-sized hole for someone to fill. Stasior looks like the man for  [Read More…]