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NORAD Drops Google Maps for 'Santa Tracker'

Google launches its own map for St. Nick

(Newser) - After five years of tracking Saint Nick, Google and NORAD are going their separate ways. The North American Aerospace Defense Command announced this week that it was now working with Microsoft Bing to follow Santa's worldwide progress, the Guardian reports. Google has launched its own "Santa tracker" including... More »

Tim Cook Apologizes for Crappy Apple Maps

Meanwhile, iOS 6 users complain of WiFi problems

(Newser) - How bad is the firestorm over iOS 6's reportedly terrible new Maps app ? So bad that Apple CEO Tim Cook felt compelled to publicly apologize today. "At Apple, we strive to make world-class products," he wrote on the company's site . "With the launch of... More »

Microsoft Searches for Cause of Bing Outage

Failure related to internal testing after maps rollout

(Newser) - Microsoft’s Bing search engine suffered a half-hour performance failure yesterday, the same day the company rolled out a raft of new features. During the interruption, the site either didn't load or returned meager results to queries. “The cause of the outage was a configuration change during some internal... More »

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