Apple fired the manager in charge of the much-maligned mapping service included in the new iPhone 5, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Bloomberg has more details on Apple’s efforts to turn around its struggling mapping service.
The San Jose Mercury News reports on the prevalence of age bias among Silicon Valley tech firms.
Research in Motion has lost a contract dispute with Nokia over the use of its patents that could halt sales of RIM’s BlackBerry phones, according to Reuters.
Facebook has launched a service that allows its users to buy gifts for other Facebook users, The New York Times says.
CNN reports that privacy concerns may have sparked a recent hoax on Facebook.
China’s People’s Daily was skewered by users of China’s Twitter-like service Sina Weibo after the Chinese Communist Party’s newspaper picked up a satirical story from The Onion that declared North Korean leader Kim Jong-on the “Sexiest Man Alive for 2012,” according to Reuters.
Yelp’s CEO says that Google is actually kind of evil to its competitors, CNET reports.