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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