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Papermaster. Drebin. Koduri. A law firm specializing in intellectual property? The backcourt starters for the Toronto Raptors? Three key graphics-chip experts now all on the Apple payroll? If you had option C on your answer card, congratulations: now you get to join the WSJ and Forbes in reading the...

April 29th 2009 at 9:15pm 0 Comments
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Well, it looks like the long saga of Mark Papermaster's transition from IBM to Apple is now finally drawing to a close, with the two companies each issuing press releases today announcing that the pesky legal issues have been resolved and that Papermaster is cleared to begin work on April 24th. He'...

January 27th 2009 at 4:33pm 0 Comments
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Apple's quest to replace outgoing iPod and iPhone VP Tony Fadell has run into a major roadblock: a federal district judge has granted IBM an injunction, forbidding former IBMer Mark Papermaster from joining Apple's ranks, at least for now. The story is a classic HR nightmare. According to a timeline...

November 10th 2008 at 2:51pm 0 Comments
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Apple's poaching of Mark Papermaster from IBM to run the iPod division is getting more dramatic by the day -- the court on Friday ordered him to stop working at Apple while it sorts IBM's lawsuit against his hiring. For his part, Papermaster (seriously, what a great name) says he left IBM with good...

November 9th 2008 at 2:28pm 0 Comments
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According to a press release issued by Apple this morning, two Apple vice presidents are leaving the company for personal reasons, "as they devote more time to their young family." iPod division senior vice president Tony Fadell and his wife, Danielle Lambert, vice president of human resources, will...

November 4th 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments