Here's the recent geonews in batch mode.
From the open source front:
From the major companies front:
I liked the Google vs Apple mapping discussion from Peter Batty: "Google announces that it is scared of Apple Maps
[...] Now don't get me wrong, Google is the market leader and Apple has everything to prove." See also his entry named Apple Maps: Predictions and Questions, which are also of course innovations Google could implement. Viva competition! (well ok, I admit I prefer cooperation ;-)
James has an interesting entry named One Man's Disruptor is Another Man's Incumbent, the incumbents are Google Maps, MapQuest, Esri and Microsoft, and the disruptors are MapBox, Esri and Apple
Discussed over Slashdot:
In the everything-else category:
In the maps category:
As a bonus for reading till the end, here's a interesting quote: "If a picture is worth a thousand words, a map can be worth a thousand spreadsheets."