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Original Siri Engineer Leaves Apple for General Electric

According to a report from The Information, Darren Haas, who is one of the last remaining members of the original team that developed Siri, has left Apple to work at General Electric. Haas worked on Siri before it was purchased by Apple in 2010. Haas’s departure follows the departure of Steve D’Aurora, his fellow Siri...

GE Missed Chance to Buy Apple for $2 Billion

There was a one-time opportunity GE's former boss Jack Welch missed: to buy Apple for a mere $2 billion. The nugget was uncovered by Bob Wright, the retired 72-year-old TV NBCUniversal executive in his 464-page memoirs, "The Wright Stuff." Speaking with the New York Post, Wright explains that the opportunity was there in 1996 at a...

GE Announces Collaborations with Apple, Qualcomm in Lighting Business

In an effort to boost its 130-year-old lighting business, General Electric Co. has today announced collaborations with Qualcomm and Apple, as the company continues to use digital technology and the growing appetite for data, Reuters is reporting. With Qualcomm, GE is offering retailers a way to connect with shoppers' smartphones through technology embedded in LED light bulbs, while it also...