Apple hires Google X co-founder and Nest’s ex-head of tech
Robotics professor Yoky Matsuoka is lending Apple her expertise, according to Fortune. Matsuoka co-founded X Labs, Google’s secretive research facility that developed Glass and the company’s self-driving car. She also used to be Nest’s head of technology before she left for a VP position at Twitter. The former University of Washington professor ended up dropping that gig before she even started after being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.