Kara Swisher for AllThingsD:
Dag Kittlaus — the co-founder and CEO of the company that created the Siri voice control feature, which Apple launched to much acclaim recently — has left the company, according to sources.
There were several reasons for the departure, which was amicable and has been planned for a while, sources said. They included Kittlaus’s family being in Chicago, a desire to take time off and an interest in brainstorming new entrepreneurial ideas.
I could see why Kittlaus might be itchy to move on- the Siri service has been delivered on the iPhone 4S, and while it is still in beta the forthcoming changes will most likely be enhancements to the existing service as opposed to another groundbreaking product. Kittlaus walks away a rich man with enough coin to try his hand at something new.