• http://twitter.com/askppc Cleofe Betancourt

    I think it might be a bit too late for Google on this issue.  They played their hand and lost quite a few big map API users.  They tried to strong arm their customers and, instead, created a new market of competition.  Bing should take heed…

  • http://www.tylerherrick.com Tyler Herrick

    “However the emergence of Apple Maps, the increasing legitimacy of OpenStreetMap, as well as a more aggressive push by Nokia and other independent mapping providers such as deCarta, has introduced more developer options into the market.”
    I haven’t heard of any of these except Apple maps, and as far as I know those aren’t even live yet. How many different ways can you show the same geographic area? Terrible business to try and break into.