Here's the recent geonews in batch mode, covering a way too long time-span.
On the open source / open data front:
On the Esri front:
On the Microsoft front:
Geo-related stories discussed over Slashdot:
More on Apple Maps from MacRumors and APB:
In the miscellaneous category:
In the maps category:
I've been overly busy lately, but give me some time and you'll get all the pertinent geonews. Here's for the recent Google-related geonews.
From official sources:
From other sources: