Apple fired Richard Williamson, the engineer in charge of the much-criticized and glitchy Apple Maps app and its associated team, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. The firing was reportedly done by Eddy Cue, Apple's senior VP of Internet software and services, who recently took over the Maps team and Siri following the departure of another top executive, Scott Forstall, in late October.
Cue is said to have been assigned to clean up Apple's Map mess, much in the same way he was previously drafted to deal with Apple's bungled MobileMe cloud services. Bloomberg further reported Tuesday that as part of his Maps repair work, Cue was contacting mapping experts outside Apple, including its partner company TomTom, the Dutch GPS firm that provides some of the data for Apple's current Maps app. Read the full story at Bloomberg.