22 Jul '18, 12am

The last of Siri’s original bosses leaves Apple, as does ex-Topsy search exec https://t.co/2YXIUbA6gH

Siri was originally positioned by its founders as a transactional alternative to Google on mobile devices. The idea was to link directly to third-party services and avoid the blue links of search results. Now, the last of its co-founding team still at Apple, Tom Gruber, has reportedly left, according to a report from The Information. The publication is also reporting that Vipul Ved Prakash, Apple’s technical search chief, has left as well. Prakash came to Apple when the latter acquired Topsy in 2013 and was responsible for Spotlight, search on Safari and Siri across desktop and mobile. These departures appear to be at least partly in response to a recent reorganization that has former Googler John Giannandrea now in control of Siri and Apple’s artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives. Search and Siri are housed in the same group. Apple confirmed the departures to The Infor...

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