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Five Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week

For the week ending March 9, CRN looks at five companies that were either asleep at the wheel or just didn't make good decisions.

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Apple Outed For Using Community Maps Project Without Credit

When Apple unveiled the new iPad this week, eagle-eyed pundits quickly figured out that the company had stopped using Google Maps for geo-tagging in its iPhoto app and had instead started using OpenStreetMap, a U.K.-based open-source mapping project.

Only problem was Apple didn't credit OpenStreetMap in its iPhoto, and this detail didn't escape the notice of the project's members. In a blog post entitled "Welcome, Apple", Jonathan Bennett of OpenStreetMap noted that Apple was using old data in its iPhoto demo.

"[The demo] is also missing the necessary credit to OpenStreetMap’s contributors; we look forward to working with Apple to get that on there," said Bennett said in the blog post.

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