John Paczkowski

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Sonos Poaches RIM’s Head of Global Sales

Patrick Spence, who left struggling BlackBerry maker Research In Motion earlier this week, had a very good reason for doing so: A new gig at Sonos, maker of the well-known wireless multi-room music system for the home.

Sources close to both companies confirmed to AllThingsD that Spence has signed on with Sonos, tapped by CEO and founder John MacFarlane to be its chief commercial officer.

The 14-year RIM veteran was growing disillusioned with the company after being passed over for COO, sources say. He’d recently begun exploring other opportunities. So evidently MacFarlane’s call came at the perfect time.

News of the appointment was first reported by Reuters.

Sonos declined comment on the hire.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik