DailyDose: Apple fires Maps manager and Groupon thinking of a CEO change
Today’s tech news from around the world: Apple fires maps manager. Groupon considering a CEO change , Microsoft sells 40 million licenses for Windows 8. Flipkart, Bharti Wal-Mart being probed for alleged violation of FDI norms in India and more.
Apple Said to Fire Maps Manager as Flaws Hurt IPhone 5, reports Bloomberg. Richard Williamson was “pushed out” by Senior Vice President Eddy Cue. Apple maps had gone horribly wrong when users upgraded to iOS 6.
Groupon Board Said to Consider CEO Change as Growth Slows: Chief Executive Officer Andrew Mason inability to turn the company around will be discussed at a meeting on November 29.
Report: Mobile hardware will be a $500-billion industry by 2015, according to IHS iSuppli, LTE will drive mobile device and infrastructure revenue growth at 11 % yer year.
Microsoft sold 40 mln Windows 8 licenses in month, sales of Windows 8 seems to be ahead of Windows 7, which sold over 60 million copies in the first 10 weeks of sale at the end of 2009.
Google Chief Page Said to Meet FTC Over Antitrust Probe: Larry Page met US federal trade commission officials as the agency wraps up its 19 month investigation into Google.