Walking the Streets of New York With iOS 6 Maps, 8,000 Would-Be Future Job Sites, and the Bacon Shortage Myth: Our Top Stories of the Week
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A Walk With iOS 6 Maps: Apple's Horribly Revamped App Does New York Okay, so it's been well-documented that the Maps app for Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS 6 is terrible. After Apple removed Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) maps system and inserted its own in the latest update to the mobile operating system, public outcry has reached comical levels-as have Apple's errors.
Relax, The Great Bacon Shortage of 2012 Is A Myth As Shawn Hackett, a money manager specializing in agricultural commodities says, "There's nothing binary about livestock; there are always a lot of moving parts. It's not as simple as that. But there's not going to be a shortage of bacon anytime soon."
Do Companies Like Apple and Starbucks Really Deserve Their Ethical Chic Reputations? With social awareness and consumer intelligence on the rise, companies need to do more than create great products and services to inspire a loyal fan base. The success of companies like Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Trader Joe's prove that a strong brand with an ethically conscious image can do wonders for business, since even in this tough economy, consumers are lining up and going out of their way to buy pricey iPhones and frozen foods because the brands seem to fit the right social profile.
Mapped: Nearly 8,000 Future Job Sites With unemployment, already a scourge, now creeping upwards in some election swing states, politicians on both sides of the aisle owe some consideration to a project and website created by one New York lawyer. Barry B. LePatner, founder of the construction company LePatner & Associates, has identified 7,980 places in America where workers are needed.
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