Apple Inc. is known for producing great products, like the iPod. Now Google Inc. with its acquisition of Nest Labs Inc. and its Apple alumni founder Tony Fadell, is hoping it produces great leaders who can replicate that success as well.
Mark Papermaster , who oversaw Apple Inc. ’s mobile-device engineering until he left in August after criticism of the iPhone’s antenna design, has joined Cisco Systems Inc. as a vice president working on chips.
Advanced Micro Devices Inc., struggling to lessen its reliance on the shrinking personal- computer industry, said an executive with graphics-technology experience has rejoined the company, three years after defecting to Apple Inc.
Hewlett-Packard Co.’s lawsuit seeking to block former Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd from working at Oracle Corp. may be hard to win because California’s courts favor letting employees move freely, legal experts said.