Must Read Rumors

Beauty therapist presented as Kate Middleton’s beautician has never worked for her

Duchess Kate is admired not only for her style, but also for her beauty.

Duchess Kate stuns at Bafta awards in Alexander McQueen gown

The 2017 British Academy Film Awards ceremony brought together the world’s top actors and filmmakers in London.

Kate Middleton pregnant: bets placed on royal baby in 2017

Lately speculation has surfaced surrounding a third royal pregnancy. Should we expect royal baby no. 3 this year?

Kate Middleton themed café opens in Australia

The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, has become an inspiration in ways that not even the royal herself would imagine.

Beauty therapist presented as Kate Middleton’s beautician has never worked for her
Duchess Kate stuns at Bafta awards in Alexander McQueen gown
Kate Middleton pregnant: bets placed on royal baby in 2017
Kate Middleton pregnancy and surrogacy rumors denied
Kate Middleton themed café opens in Australia

Steve Jobs was not a fan of the name Siri

by Nicole
March 28, 2012 at 4:14 pm

The late Apple CEO wasn’t particularly fond of the name of the voice-activated personal assistant but couldn’t think of anything better.

The revelation was recently made by Dag Kittlaus, one of Siri’s co-founders, in a keynote speech given in Chicago on Tuesday, Network World reports.

Originally, the word “Siri” is Norwegian for “beautiful woman who leads you to victory,” Kittlaus explained.

“I worked with a lady named Siri in Norway and wanted to name my daughter Siri and the domain was available,” he said. “And also consumer companies need to focus on the fact that the name is easy to spell, easy to say.”

Initially the software was independent from Apple but available on iOS, on the iPhone App Store. The Cupertino company acquired Siri in April of 2010 for a rumored $200 million.

Kittlaus recounted how Jobs personally contacted him after Siri launched its iPhone app in 2010 to set up a meeting:

“Three weeks after we launched I got a call in the office from someone at Apple that said, ‘Scott Forstall wants to talk to you and he’s the head software guy.’

And I said sure…

Only it wasn’t Scott that called it was Steve. And Steve never announces where he’s gonna be and what he’s gonna do because there’s too much commotion around it. So he said, “Dag, this is Steve Jobs.”

And he wanted me to come over to his house the next day, and I did, and I spent 3 hours with him in front of his fireplace having this surreal conversation about the future.

And, you know, he talked about why Apple was going to win, and we talked about how Siri was doing. And he was very excited about the fact that.. you know, he was very interested in this area in general but, you know, they’re patient, they don’t jump on anything until they feel they can go after something new and he felt that we cracked it. So that was his attraction.

I ended up very lucky, timing wise. I got to work with him for a year before he got real sick. And he’s pretty incredible. The stories are true. All of the stories.”

Kittlaus also revealed that Jobs was not really a fan of the name “Siri” but Kittlaus kept insisting that it was a good name.

Although he remained skeptical, Jobs couldn’t find a name he liked better, so he stuck with Siri in the end.

Filled under: , ,

What do you think? What is your gossip?

The rules: Keep it clean, stay on the subject and use English only - or we may delete your comment. If you see inappropriate language email us. Read our Terms and Conditions