Google Hires Away An Apple Executive For A Big Secret Project

simon prakash googleSimon Prakash will start work at Google on Monday.

Google has poached Simon Prakash, Apple’s senior director of product integrity, to run a top secret project, VentureBeat reports.Prakash was a long-time Apple employee of more than eight years; before that he worked for Cielo Communications as director of engineering design validation.

VentureBeat speculates the new hire will be working on projects run by Sergei Brin, who leads a lot of Google’s research initiatives.

Both Google and Apple are being investigated by the Justice Department for allegedly creating a “no poaching” agreement, so the timing of the hire may not be coincidental.

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