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by M.G. Siegler


CEO of Sonos Steps Down

Sonos has always been one of those companies that does fantastic hardware and then nearly ruins it with awful, cumbersome, buggy software. 

Meanwhile, this level of transparency from departing CEO John MacFarlane is refreshing:

“I fell into that trap where I’ve been watching voice recognition for years,” Mr. MacFarlane said. “I tried Echo in the beginning and wrote it off. I had too many distractions at that time. I wasn’t playing at the level I should have been playing at in all frankness.”

Yeah, Sonos could have owned this space. Now I imagine someone ends up owning them...


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