He wasn’t particularly fond of the name, recalls co-founder Dag Kittlaus
Three weeks after his Siri app was approved for sale on the App Store, Dag Kittlaus was told to expect a call from Apple senior vice president Scott Forstall. The phone rang:
“Dag, this is Steve Jobs.”
That, according to NetworkWorld‘s Yoni Heisler, was the beginning of the chain of events that led to Apple (AAPL) buying Kittlaus’ company for $200 million and making his voice-activated personal assistant software the showcase feature of the new iPhone 4S last fall.
The story, as Kittlaus told it Tuesday at Chicago’s Technori Pitch (according to Heisler’s notes), goes like this:
The kicker is that Jobs liked the software, but not the name. In Heisler’s words: