Apple SVP Eddy Cue Fires Manager Responsible for Maps?

Posted November 27, 2012 at 6:19pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8922 views

Apple SVP Eddy Cue has reportedly fired Richard Williamson, the man who oversaw the the company's mapping team, according to Bloomberg.

Richard Williamson, who oversaw the mapping team, was fired 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 provider TomTom NV (TOM2) to fix landmark and navigation data it shares with Apple.

It's also said that part of the reason behind Scott Forstall's removal as SVP was due to his part in the Apple Maps debacle.

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your mom - November 28, 2012 at 9:39pm
Why use TomTom's mapping tech? It's comparable to horse manure in the states. TomTom is better suited for European Navigation. For North America, NAVTEQ is the best and very accurate too.
jack - November 28, 2012 at 12:12pm
Bring back Steve Jobs......
Rick - November 29, 2012 at 5:30am
Ditto that...and fire Tim Crook...
JoshvanHulst - November 28, 2012 at 12:46am
Does anyone like TomTom's mapping technology? I don't like their mapping format
F.G. - November 28, 2012 at 12:36am
What is going on Apple??? I am probably not the only one that is asking this question.... my confidence is slimming...and I've been with you since 98.
ONEMANWIRELESS.com phone unlocking service - November 27, 2012 at 10:24pm
Who's ultimately responsible for the Apple Maps fail? Isn't it Tim Cook?
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