Bill Stasior
Bill Stasior
Bill Stasior

AllThingsD is reporting that Apple has hired co-founder and CEO Bill Stasior to head the group responsible for Siri, the iOS “personal assistant.” Stasior, who earned a PhD from MIT for his work on automated analysis of video content, headed up advanced development at AltaVista before founding and later leading Amazon’s independent A9 search service. The acquisition of someone with a background so steeped in search suggests Apple may be preparing to further reduce its reliance on Google. Read the full story at ARS Technica.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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