Reed Albergotti of The Information is reporting that Greg Duffy, co-founder of Dropcam, has been hired by Apple:
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 was bought out by Nest, and later Duffy called Nest founder Tony Fadell a “tyrant bureaucrat” and said it was “a mistake to sell Dropcam” to Nest.
Duffy seems to be an entrepreneurial sort, which is why his friends consider his hiring at Apple a surprise. Apple would confirm his employment but nothing else. The speculation that he’s working on a special project makes some sort of sense—the idea being that it’s the only sort of environment he’d be comfortable in.