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    Default Siri Co-Founder Amicably Bolts From Apple


    The list of key players who have left Apple this year just got a little bit longer.

    According to published reports Monday, Dag Kittlaus, the co-founder and CEO of Siri, has left Apple. Kittlaus is widely credited with developing the voice recognition technology that has quickly become recognized as the hottest new feature of the new iPhone 4S.

    Kittlaus has led the speech recognition efforts for Apple since Apple bought Siri in April of 2010. He had been Siriís CEO since 2007. Before that, the Norwegian-born Kittlaus was an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Stanford Research Institute and had also worked at Motorola.
    Kittlaus, however, is believed to be leaving on good terms with the tech giant, says Kara Swisher of All Things D. "There were several reasons for the departure, which was amicable and has been planned for a while, sources said," Swisher revealed. "They included Kittlaus' family being in Chicago, a desire to take time off and an interest in brainstorming new entrepreneurial ideas."

    According to the report, Kittlaus has already left Apple. His departure came just days after the iPhone 4S was formally introduced earlier this month. Although Kittlaus is out, other top hold-over executives from Siri remain on board with Apple. And there are no rumors of further departures at this time.

    Source: All Things D

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    Could Siri be short lived

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mlitz69 View Post
    Could Siri be short lived
    I highly doubt it since they paid a pretty penny for it and it is becoming pretty popular. But who knows with apple somedays. I sure hope not though.

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    Cofounder of the company that Apple bought but it was originally a DoD project so you wouldn't have a "founder" and "co-founder".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mlitz69 View Post
    Could Siri be short lived
    Doubt it, if you've used Siri for more then 20 mins you can just tell this is the future. I'll put up a 100 buck (payable upon death), if apple comes out with a tv, it has no remote. 100% Siri controlled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoneWeasel View Post
    Cofounder of the company that Apple bought but it was originally a DoD project so you wouldn't have a "founder" and "co-founder".
    Really? That's what you took from the article? Lighten up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Teban View Post
    Doubt it, if you've used Siri for more then 20 mins you can just tell this is the future. I'll put up a 100 buck (payable upon death), if apple comes out with a tv, it has no remote. 100% Siri controlled.
    Wouldn't surprise me much. Still want a remote for my tv though.

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    Yeah but it's apple, you'll get the remote on the second gen tv!!!!

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    iPad 3 will most definitely have Siri, but I would also expect Siri to make its way into OSX too.
    Although I'd expect Apple to limit Siri on OS X to only new hardware.

    This dudes invention has proven to have paid off so might as well move on to something new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teban View Post
    I'll put up a 100 buck (payable upon death), if apple comes out with a tv, it has no remote. 100% Siri controlled.
    How would I use Siri to pause the movie when it's blaring in 5.1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by STM127 View Post
    How would I use Siri to pause the movie when it's blaring in 5.1?
    Or when the show or movie has a scene where the character is using Siri :-p

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    Quote Originally Posted by STM127 View Post
    How would I use Siri to pause the movie when it's blaring in 5.1?
    TROLOLOL

    iDied

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    I'll put up a 100 buck (payable upon death), if apple comes out with a tv, it has no remote. 100% Siri controlled.
    it will be weird talking to your TV
    How would I use Siri to pause the movie when it's blaring in 5.1?
    this Guy ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
    How would I use Siri to pause the movie when it's blaring in 5.1?
    Either a handheld microphone or via an iPhone or maybe kinect and Siri will have a baby and you can just gesture then speak.
    Last edited by jordbrett; 10-24-2011 at 04:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teban View Post
    Doubt it, if you've used Siri for more then 20 mins you can just tell this is the future. I'll put up a 100 buck (payable upon death), if apple comes out with a tv, it has no remote. 100% Siri controlled.
    can u imagine channel hopping at 1am? divorce could go up 70%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mlitz69 View Post
    Could Siri be short lived
    No this is only 1 of 3 things pushing ppl from the 4 to the 4s
    1.Siri
    2.Faster Processor
    3.64gig

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    Quote Originally Posted by se23 View Post
    can u imagine channel hopping at 1am? divorce could go up 70%
    Hahaha or laying in bed next to the wife quietly trying to change channels

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    Quote Originally Posted by STM127 View Post
    How would I use Siri to pause the movie when it's blaring in 5.1?
    Ask it nicely?

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    cool, siri suck anyway

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    I have no use for it I don't even use the voice rec on my I4 😱

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    So he didn't really, "bolt" as the title suggests, it sounds like this was in the works for awhile. Anyway, Siri is awesome and its definitely here to stay.

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