Cloud technology project seeking engineers, designers
Joined by 'at least' two other ex-Apple employees
Apple's former senior VP for OS X software, Bertrand Serlet, is at work on a cloud computing startup called Upthere, BusinessInsider says it has learned. The company is based in downtown Palo Alto, where Serlet has reportedly been joined by "at least" two other former Apple workers. Job listings hint at the company's connections. "Our founders were key to building the world’s leading operating system (Mac OS X) and database (Oracle) and have a clear vision of core technology for a Cloud OS," one listing reads.
Described as 'changing of the guard'
The departure of Bertrand Serlet from Apple is being done on good terms, sources claim. Until today, Serlet was the company's senior VP of Mac software engineering. Officially the executive has said he is leaving to "focus less on products and more on science;" in any case he is just moving on, the sources contend. "There’s no acrimony there," one of the sources explains, describing the transition as simply a "changing of the guard."
Cites interest in science
Bertrand Serlet -- Apple's senior VP of Mac software engineering -- is leaving the company, according to an official press statement. Taking over for him will be Mac software VP Craig Federighi, who Apple says has been responsible for developing Mac OS X, and managing the Mac OS group for the last two years. Federighi demonstrated Mac OS X Lion at a press event last October.
Mansfield reaps over $10.8 million
Several Apple executives have taken advantage of record stock prices through large share selloffs, according to SEC documents. The greatest amount of cash was brought in by the company's senior VP of hardware engineering, Bob Mansfield, who sold 40,000 shares on October 21st with a strike price of $36.54 for $308 per share, granting him $10.844 million. The executive is already relatively wealthy without bonuses or stock options, earning a salary of $600,396 a year.