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News Scan: Consumer apps offer corporate model; Apple's Maps finds its way; More

Quick takes on mobile IT news for Tuesday, 11/12 including: the increase of enterprise-relevant apps in app stores, Apple's Maps victory over Google, a second chance for Nokia by way of HERE, the real truth behind Heins resignation at BlackBerry and the area of the world most economically affected by mobile industry.

55% of U.S. iOS users with Google Maps use it weekly

According to new findings from Mobidia, around 55 percent of those iOS users in the United States who have Google Maps installed on their device are using it regularly. The news is notable considering Apple last year booted Google Maps as the default mapping service on its iOS platform in favor of its own Apple Maps.

Google Maps for mobile connects ads to local searches

A month after rolling out a new version of its popular Maps application introducing a dedicated user interface for tablets alongside new search and discovery features, Google is continuing the revamp by delivering more relevant advertisements inspired by local search traffic.

Google Maps finally returns to Apple's iPad

Google is rolling out a revamped version of its popular Maps application for Apple's iOS, highlighted by dedicated support for the iPad tablet.

Google's Schmidt: Relationship with Apple improving after 'lots and lots' of meetings

Relations between mobile superpowers Google and Apple have improved in recent months said Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, explaining the two companies have conducted "lots and lots" of meetings over the past year.

Google confirms Waze acquisition targeted in FTC antitrust probe

Google revealed that Federal Trade Commission attorneys are investigating its $1.1 billion acquisition of Israeli crowdsourced location services firm Waze.

Google to add Offers to Maps for Android and iOS

Google, during its I/O developer conference, announced it will refresh its Maps for Mobile product on Android and iOS this summer, bringing coupons, improved routing and support for tablets.

Apple acquires indoor mapping startup WifiSLAM

Apple has purchased indoor GPS services firm WifiSLAM, a move that likely signals an expansion of its Apple Maps platform.

Google shakeup continues as Maps chief Huber shifts to new role

Google continues to shuffle its executive ranks, announcing Senior Vice President of Geo and Commerce Jeff Huber will step down to pursue new projects within the company. The move follows just one day after longtime head of Android Andy Rubin also resigned his post.

Apple makes Maps improvements, but consumer complaints persist

While a list of recent Apple Maps improvements obtained by The Loop indicates the company is continuing its efforts to improve the much-maligned platform, users were quick to respond with a flood of complaints--suggesting Apple still has significant work ahead.