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TechnoBuffalo Interview – The Man Who brought the iPhone to AT&T: Glenn Lurie

by Sean P. Aune | October 28, 2011October 28, 2011 3:55 pm PST

While at CTIA 2011, TechnoBuffalo’s own Jon Rettinger was able to take the opportunity to speak with Glenn Lurie, President of Emerging Devices, Resale and Partnerships for AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Mr. Lurie, he was one of the key players involved in brokering the deal between AT&T and Apple for the first-generation iPhone, negotiating with Steve Jobs for the phone that would one day be the talk of the mobile industry.

Jon spoke with Mr. Lurie about such subjects as the history of AT&T history, the famous deal for the iPhone and even touched on where connectivity will be heading in the future. Not every moment was spent on tech, however, as Jon and Mr. Lurie also discussed the latter’s time as a professional soccer player before joining AT&T in the age of the Motorola DynaTAC phones.

If you’re interested in seeing some of the behind the scenes action of an executive at one of America’s largest carriers, you won’t want to miss this video.

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...