• “Allison worked directly with Steve Jobs at Apple where she helped launch some of the most iconic products of our time,” Kalle Vähä-Jaakkola, Space Nation chief executive, said in a statement. Credit: West

    Space Nation hires firm led by former Apple marketing chief

    Space Nation, the Finnish startup developing an astronaut training smartphone application, announced plans Sept. 19 to join forces with West, the San Francisco-based “venture studio” founded by Allison Johnson, Apple’s former vice president for marketing and communications.