Apple Fires Maps Manager

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    We hope Apple Maps can at least find its way to the unemployment office. According to Bloomberg News, Apple has reportedly fired the manager responsible for the iPhone 5’s much-ridiculed mapping software, following backlash over the fact that the app often fails to get users where they want to go. Richard Williamson oversaw the mapping team charged with building an app to replace Google’s map program—an effort that was part of Apple’s attempt to scale back the reliance with a competitor.

    Read it at Bloomberg