'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Google Maps has found its way back to the iPhone.
A new smartphone app lets small-business owners quickly scan competitors' Yelp reviews, Internet deals, and Facebook and Twitter updates, without necessarily having to "like" or "follow" their competitors online.
"I don't think it had turned into a crisis, but Facebook was probably seeing some internal data that was telling them they needed to do something," said Greg Sterling, a senior analyst for Opus Research.
"The irony is that Apple ended up getting a better version of Google Maps on its system by booting it off," Sterling said. "At the same time, you could argue that Google is making a triumphant return to cheering crowds. So, in a way, everyone wins in this situation."