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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.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work