October 21, 2014

Former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki hired to advise Google-owned Motorola

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Guy Kawasaki, former Apple evangelist and book author, announced earlier this week that he has gone Android by accepting an advisory role at Google-owned Motorola. His new role with Motorola will have him focused on product design, user interface, marketing and social media. One of his first duties was to create a Google+ community about mobile devices, and rumor has it that he is also working on an iPhone contender tentatively code-named X-Phone.

Kawasaki says “the sky is the limit for Motorola” and professes his love for “mobile devices, Android and Google”, adding that Motorola is at the “nexus of these three passions”.

A little history on Kawaski:

Kawasaki gained a job at Apple in 1983; worked as an Apple evangelist for four years.

He left Apple in 1987 for ACIUS, the maker of the Apple database software 4th Dimension and lasted there for two years before going freelance in 1989 to write columns and found Fog City Software, which created an email client that was sold to Claris.

Kawasaki returned to the iPhone maker as an Apple Fellow in 1995.

His venture capital firm Garage Technology Ventures backed The Motley Fool and D.light Design. Currently, he serves as a managing director of Garage Technology Ventures and has been involved in the rumor reporting site Truemors and the RSS aggregation Alltop.

You can visit Guy Kawasaki’s Google+ Mobile Device Community here: https://plus.google.com/communities/112915392661745517235