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Apple Fires Maps Manager

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Now that Apple SVP Eddy Cue has had some time to assess the debacle that was the iOS 6 Maps launch, he’s taking decisive steps to make sure it never happens again. He’s fired Rich Williamson, the guy who oversaw the development of Apple’s mobile mapping software, which launched with...
Apple Fires Maps Manager
Tracking athletes' Twitter mentions over the Olympics
Apple buys indoor-GPS startup WifiSlam for $20M

“We’re So So Sorry”: An Apology Form Letter For Startups

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Sometimes it really does seem like we live in the Wild West of the digital age, the rules of the Internet get made up as we go along. Due to the newness, it seems like there’s a scandal per week in tech startup land, and, because of social media, the...
“We’re So So Sorry”: An Apology Form Letter For Startups

Authorities Removing Apple iPads From Chinese Store Shelves?

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So says this report (Chinese) from Hebei Youth Daily. Apparently as a result of the Proview iPad trademark infringement verdict, some local Administrations of Industry and Commerce (AIC) have started to confiscate Apple ($AAPL) iPads they find on sale. The article claims that many stores and resellers have taken the products...
Authorities Removing Apple iPads From Chinese Store Shelves?
'Anonymous' hackers realize intellectual property rules may have value after all [video]

Google Maps launches iPhone app after Apple veered off track

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Biggest online mapping system finds its way back on to iPhone after Apple admitted its in-house system was flawedGoogle Maps have found their way back on to the iPhone in a humiliating development for the maker, Apple.The world's most popular online mapping system returned late on Wednesday with the release...
Google Maps launches iPhone app after Apple veered off track

Tim Cook's Apology Met With Naked Derision from Twitter

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(Photo: Boing Boing) Earlier today, Apple CEO Tim Cook took the highly unusual step of issuing a public apology for the fustercluck that is the company’s new map offering. That’s probably little consolation to anyone who upgraded to iOS 6 and has spent the days since utterly unable to get...
Tim Cook's Apology Met With Naked Derision from Twitter

Mike Daisey: ‘I would like to apologize’

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Mike Daisey Ten days after being put in an unflattering spotlight after public radio’s This American Life retracted its story about him, playwright Mike Daisey has posted a public apology on his blog. Daisey, whose one-man show “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” both raised awareness of issues...
Mike Daisey: ‘I would like to apologize’

Curebit apologizes for theft, but leaves something out

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Curebit co-founder Allan Grant has posted a public apology to 37signals for stealing its design and code. Social-referral startup Curebit made the admittedly boneheaded mistake of ripping off design and assets from 37signals, one of the best-known schools of UI and startup thought-leadership on the Web. When the mistake was...
Curebit apologizes for theft, but leaves something out
Tim Cook issues a public apology for Apple Maps, suggests Bing, Google, and other alternatives

Github community in turmoil after hacker exposes massive security flaw

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Github, the service that many professional programmers use to store their work and collaborate on coding, was hacked over the weekend. A young Russian named Egor Homakov showcased a loophole in Github that would allow anyone to commit to the master copy of a project, meaning they could alter or delete...
Github community in turmoil after hacker exposes massive security flaw

London Olympics 2012: Twitter admits encouraging commercial partner to file complaint against British journalist

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Twitter has issued a public apology admitting it had "proactively" identified a tweet in violation of their rules and encouraged a commercial partner to file a complaint so the user's account could be suspended....
London Olympics 2012: Twitter admits encouraging commercial partner to file complaint against British journalist

Facebook CEO: “We’ve Made a Bunch of Mistakes”

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In his first comment since the privacy controversy of recent weeks, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that the company “made a bunch of mistakes” and wants to “get this stuff right this time”.Zuckerberg has been criticized from some corners for a lack of communication on Facebook users’ privacy...
Facebook CEO: “We’ve Made a Bunch of Mistakes”

Google Maps for iOS Downloaded More than 10 Million Times

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According to a Google+ blog post from Jeff Huber, Google Maps for iOS turned out to be a success, with more than 10 million downloads just 48 hours after the app was released last Wednesday night. We're excited for the positive reception of Google Maps for iPhone around the world....
Google Maps for iOS Downloaded More than 10 Million Times
Samsung Gets Bigger Payday From Apple's A6 Processor Production, But Kept Out Of Design

Apple Delays iTunes Refresh

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Apple surprised lots of people yesterday. Here’s a smaller bit of unexpected news: The company is delaying its update of its iTunes software. Back in September, Apple said an iTunes overhaul would be out in October. Now it’s pushing that back a month. Here’s spokesman Tom Neumayr’s take: “The new...
Apple Delays iTunes Refresh
Guy Adams Talks About His Time In Twitter Exile After NBC Olympics Tweets [TCTV]

Sally Bercow denies 'trivialising' public apology to Lord McAlpine

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Court papers show wife of Commons speaker believes former Conservative chairman 'effectively vindicated' after apologiesSally Bercow, the wife of the Commons speaker, has denied she "trivialised" her public apology to Lord McAlpine over Twitter messages that wrongly linked the former Conservative chairman to an allegation of child sex abuse.Bercow described...
Sally Bercow denies 'trivialising' public apology to Lord McAlpine

Rumor: Forstall dumped over refusal to sign Maps apology

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It has emerged that the reason Appleís former head of mobile software, Scott Forstall reign has ended is because he refused to sign the Maps app apology, reports CNN. Instead, the rare public apology from Apple was undersigned by its Apple CEO Tim Cook. Two of Appleís most public missteps...
Rumor: Forstall dumped over refusal to sign Maps apology

Facebook Is Playing Defense, A Clear Sign That It's Confidence Is Shaken

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Lately, Facebook has been making a lot of defensive moves. The social network which once wowed us with product launches like Timeline and News Feed now seems to be scared of fast-growing startups, and it's losing focus. The clearest example is Snapchat, a startup that's exploded to millions of users...
Facebook Is Playing Defense, A Clear Sign That It's Confidence Is Shaken

Apple App Store now prominently suggesting Maps app alternatives

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Hot off news of Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook’s public apology for iOS 6′s awful new Maps app, the Cupertino-based company is now going the extra mile to help upset iOS 6 users find mapping alternatives. As discovered by Digital Trends’ Molly McHugh, the App Store home page now has...
Apple App Store now prominently suggesting Maps app alternatives

Backpedalling

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Shawn King on Violet Blue’s odd response to having it pointed out that the Macworld/iWorld “booth babe” she wrote about was not a booth babe: All is not lost. I have a solution for Violet Blue and ZDNet. First, offer a public apology to Piroska Szurmai-Palotai. Secondly, restore the story...
Backpedalling

Samsung Publicly Apologizes For Fatal Gas Leak At Semiconductor Plant

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Samsung has issued a rare public apology for a January 28 gas leakage at one of the company’s semiconductor plants that resulted in the death of a contractor. The accident occurred at Samsung’s semiconductor plant in Hwaseong, and injured four other workers in addition to the worker that died. The...
Samsung Publicly Apologizes For Fatal Gas Leak At Semiconductor Plant
After Chewing Out Apple, China Targets Microsoft's Surface Warranty Policies

Data showing most people dumping iOS maps seems legit

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Last week, data surfaced from app development shop, Snappli, suggesting that a large number of iOS users quickly tried iOS Maps and just as quickly dumped it. Since Apple launched Maps, its CEO, Tim Cook, offered up a public apology on the mapping issues and the iTunes App Store began...
Data showing most people dumping iOS maps seems legit

Samsung apologizes for hydrofluoric acid leak, worker death

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Samsung has apologized over its part in the hydrofluoric acid leak at one of its factories in January. The company has issued a public apology for the gas leak, which caused the death of one worker and the hospitalization of four others, and has vowed to prevent such an incident...
Samsung apologizes for hydrofluoric acid leak, worker death

HootSuite Knocks Out Twitter-Tool Competitor Seesmic By Acquiring It

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HootSuite today announced that it has acquired Seesmic, the maker of a competing tool for managing Twitter accounts. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. But it's not an acquire-hire deal, HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes told Business Insider. Seesmic founder and French startup pioneer Loic Le Meur won't be joining HootSuite,...
HootSuite Knocks Out Twitter-Tool Competitor Seesmic By Acquiring It

Google lets iOS developers replace Apple map data with its own

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In addition to releasing its own Google Maps app for iOS, Google is now offering up its improved, vector-based maps to iOS developers looking for an alternative to Apple's at-times flawed data. Developers can essentially replace Apple's native MapKit APIs with the Google Maps SDK for iOS, though integrating...
Google lets iOS developers replace Apple map data with its own

Twitter Vine porn: searches for explicit content banned on app

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NSFWVine account suspended after it was used to upload an X-rated video to new app which featured it in editor's picksTwitter is taking action against hardcore pornography on its new six-second video app, Vine, banning searches for explicit content and deleting x-rated users.The social network made efforts to clean up...
Twitter Vine porn: searches for explicit content banned on app
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