Apple employed ex-Microsoft exec and entrepreneur Sam Jadallah to lead his smart home initiatives, CNBC reported. Jadallah due to expensive smart lock startup Otto, who stopped at the end of 201
Jadallah's deal was the second sign of a week that Apple could renew home efforts. Axios reported that Apple agreed to buy Pullstring, a platform for the development of voice-driven apps.
Apple did not respond to a request for comment on the agreement.
– Bellevue Chamber of Commerce formerly named Washington State Senator Joe Fain as President and CEO of the Business Advocacy Group. Fain's deal comes after the Washington State Senate dropped a survey last year in charges of sexual assault brought by Candace Faber.
In the role, Fain will be the public face of an organization representing the interests of large public corporations based on Bellevue, including the Expedia Group, T-Mobile and Apptio.
"Joe has a proven record of collaborative leadership in both the government and business, and we believe that he is uniquely suited to lead the leadership as we promote and speak for a healthy business environment in Bellevue and Eastside," says Josh Marti, Bellevue Chamber Board Chair, in a statement.
Natalia Fandel, acting director of coworking space Impact Hub Seattle, lambasted the decision: "Well, this sucks. If your best CEO was credibly accused of rape, what other resumes must have come across your desk? »She wrote in a newsletter.
"Anyone who claims that a sexual assault deserves to be heard and treated with respect and justice" Josh Marti, Chairman of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, said in an email. "In the absence of a conclusion from an official survey, we did our due diligence through a thorough interview and reference process. This included interviewing and seeking feedback from a large number of people who have known or worked with Joe over the years. They consistently spoke to his track record as a very effective bipartisan leader, lawyer and problem solver – and to his character. "