Newton Developer Michael Tchao Back to Apple

The New York Times reports that Michael Tchao, one of the Newton developers, has been rehired by Apple after 15 years of absence. Michael Tchao’s new position at Apple will be as Vice President of Product Marketing, and he will report directly to Philip Schiller, Senior Vice President.

Michael Tchao worked for the Cupertino-based company in eight years from 1986 to 1994, and was among those who developed Newton, Apple’s personal digital assistant platform, which launched in 1993. Since he left Apple, he has spent his time consulting and developed product, and he was also hired as General Manager of the Nike Techlab in 2002 and was overseen the development of Nike+iPod products.

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