Apple Hiring Former Google Maps Staff to Help its Own Maps

Apple Hiring Former Google Maps Staff to Help its Own Maps

Darrell Etherington for TechCrunch writes:

Apple is going after people with experience working on Google Maps to develop its own product, according to a source with connections on both teams. Using recruiters, Apple is pursuing a strategy of luring away Google Maps employees who helped develop the search giant’s product on contract, and many of those individuals seem eager to accept due in part to the opportunity Apple represents to build new product, instead of just doing “tedious updates” on a largely complete platform.

Apple is going to need as much help as it can gets to improve its Maps application in iOS 6, with current employees allegedly on “lockdown mode” to fix existing problems.

 

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