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Dropcam’s Greg Duffy Joins Apple

Greg Duffy, a former Nest manager who famously called Nest co-founder Tony Fadell a “tyrant bureaucrat,” has joined Apple—the company where Mr. Fadell made his name.

Mr. Duffy’s hiring was confirmed by an Apple spokeswoman. His role couldn’t be learned. But given his background, starting security camera firm Dropcam, 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. Mr. Duffy didn't respond to messages seeking comment.

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CORRECTION: Mr. Duffy was a manager for camera engineering at Nest, which is not an executive-level position, a Nest spokeswoman says. An earlier version of this article called Mr. Duffy a former Nest executive.

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