“If you have an application that regularly makes a ton of calls for Google Maps data, you’re charged for every 1,000 calls the app makes,” Lynley reports. “That used to cost up to $4 per 1,000 calls, but now it’s going to cost around $0.50.”
Lynley reports, “Several competitors, like OpenStreetMap (employed in Apple’s iPhoto), have emerged to challenge Google’s dominance in Maps… Apple’s Maps app also definitely has Google a little concerned.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Kudos to Tim Cook for enforcing Apple’s IP rights in a meaningful manner. Certain business moves can inflict stiffer, quicker penalties to IP theft than the legal systems of the world, it seems. Hopefully, Cook has something planned that’ll make slavish copier Samsung begin to rue the day, too.
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