Apple Exec who quit over back-to-work policy jumps to Google
A Apple Inc. AAPL the executive who quit last week over the tech giant’s back-to-work policy has already found his next opportunity with his rival Alphabet Inc. GOOGL GOOG subsidiary company Google.
What happened: Ian Goodfellowformer director of machine learning at Apple, joins Google DeepMind unity, reported Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter.
Goodfellow joins DeepMind as an individual contributor, according to Bloomberg sources.
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Why is this important: Goodfellow had been at Apple for just over three years, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Notably, the machine learning specialist had not updated his profile to reflect employment at Google at the time of publication.
This isn’t Goodfellow’s first stint at Google. He worked as a software engineering intern at the tech giant between June and September 2013 and was a researcher and principal investigator between July 2014 and March 2016.
The former Apple executive said in a memo that he firmly believes “more flexibility would have been the best policy” for his team.
Apple employees have threatened mass resignations over the company’s back-to-work policy.
Price Action: On Tuesday, Apple shares closed 2.5% higher at $149.24 in the regular session. On the same day, Alphabet’s Class A shares closed up 1.8% at $2,329.46, while the company’s Class C shares ended the day up 1.7% at $2,329.46. $2,334.03, according to Benzinga Pro data.
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