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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Bloomberg News: Apple Maps Chief Fired

Update 11/28/12: Tyler Bell of Factual and Marc Prolieu of Prolieu Advisors note in the New York Times that mapping is hard and the data must constantly be updated.

- NY Times Bits Blog

--- original post 11/27/12 3:30 pm ---

Richard Williamson, who oversaw the mapping team, was pushed out by Senior Vice President Eddy Cue, said the people, who asked not to be named because the information wasn’t yet public. Cue, who took over last month as part of a management shakeup, is seeking advice from outside mapping-technology experts and prodding digital maps providerTomTom NV (TOM2) to fix landmark and navigation data it shares with Apple.

- Bloomberg News

by Adena Schutzberg on 11/27 at 01:17 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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