This is a story of redemption. It’s also the story of acceptance. And it’s partly a story of not giving a rat’s bottom about which app you go to for your maps. Apple certainly cared where its users got their location apps when it launched Apple Maps back in 2012. With geological renderings of wonder, mislabeled roads and points of interest and, for the longest time, a lack of basic transit directions, it’s a wonder how Apple Maps came to be chosen over Google Maps for iOS users.
That’s what Apple is reporting. Specifically, its app handles 5 billion [...]
So, if you partake in the Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions of ordering a boatload of Chinese from your local take-out, you probably won’t have to worry much about this story. If you’re Google Maps, though, it’s a small detail to add during a busy time of year for a lot of holiday shoppers (possibly buying Google’s phones).
Businesses that take care of their online presence usually type in their typical operating hours for prospective customers to check on. Google has algorithms that usually pick up on those hours and that data is shown on business [...]