FORTUNE -- The decision to replace Google (GOOG) Maps with an in-house creation that by Tim Cook's own admission wasn't ready for prime time continues to send shock waves through the ranks of Apple's (AAPL) leadership team.
On Tuesday, four weeks after Cook accepted the resignation of Scott Forstall -- one of Steve Jobs' favorite executives -- and charged Eddie Cue with fixing the Maps app, Bloomberg Businessweek's Adam Satariano reported that Cue had fired Richard Williamson, the manager who oversaw the team that created it.
Citing unnamed "people familiar with the move," Satariano says that Cue is soliciting advice from outside mapping-technology experts and pushing digital maps provider TomTom NV (TOM2) to fix the landmark and navigation data it shares with Apple.
According to Williamson's LinkedIn profile, he'd been at Apple for 12 years, first as a senior software engineer, then as a director of iOS software and finally as senior director, iOS platform services. He had previously worked for Jobs at NeXT between 1987 and 1994 before leaving to found Infoscape.
Apple execs talk about their plans to cash in on the popularity of the iPhone and iPad
In a note to clients issued Monday, Bernstein Research's Toni Sacconaghi reports on a meeting with three top Apple (AAPL) executives: COO Tim Cook, CFO Peter Oppenheimer and Eddy Cue, vice president of Internet services.
Steve Jobs did not attend.
According to Erik Savitz, formerly of Barron's, now at Forbes.com, Sacconaghi reports that the execs are MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 28, 2011 2:19 PM ET
All eyes on Rupert Murdoch and Apple for the launch of the first iPad daily
After a 45-minute presentation, The Daily was set to go live on the Apple App Store at 12:00 p.m. EST. Here's the link. There's a video tour here. The press were treated with pre-loaded (loaner) iPads in the lobby. A quick hands on:
Paging through The Daily took about 10 minutes. The general impression is more magazine MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 2, 2011 10:48 AM ET
The aging press baron makes one last bid to capture the eyeballs of the Internet generation
[UPDATE: The free (for two weeks) app is available here. There's a video tour here. Click here for our live coverage of the event and first impressions of the product.]
At 11 a.m. EST, a museum-full of reporters and analysts will gather amid the Post-Impressionists at the Guggenheim to watch News Corp.'s (NWS) Rupert Murdoch and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 2, 2011 7:14 AM ET
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