Apple hires founder of Dropcam for an (apparently) unknown project

Greg Duffy, a former Nest manager, has joined Apple — the company where Tony Fadell made his name by helping invent the iPod. It’s not clear what Duffy's position will be, but according to The Information “given his background, starting security camera firm Dropcam, people who know Mr. Duffy suggest he is likely to be leading a special project at Apple that is operating like a startup within the company.”

Dropcam, founded in 2009, was scooped up by Google in 2014. It later fell under parent company Alphabet after Google’s major restructuring and was absorbed into Nest. The Dropcam has been reduced the Nest Cam. It’s a security camera with 24/7 live streaming, a magnetic stand, and person alerts with Nest Aware.

Duffy also created Trans/Star, a PC-based “softswitch that bridged GR303 from the Siemens DCO to VoIP.” He has also served as a software engineer intern at Microsoft, a software engineer internet at IBM, and a software engineer at Aldor Solutions.