Booting Up: No Apple Maps Apology Edition

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(Screencap: Google Crisis Map)

Like most of New York and the East Coast, Betabeat is dealing with the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy, so posting might be a little light today. Stay safe, everyone.

Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that Apple’s mobile software head Scott Forstall refused to sign a letter of apology for Apple Maps being so bad; he was then asked to leave the company. [Wall Street Journal]

Google’s Nexus tablet now comes in three different sizes. It is still not an iPad. [Google]

Speaking of Google, the company has added power outage information to its Hurricane Sandy crisis map. [TechCrunch]

The Huffington Post, Gawker and BuzzFeed went down–some temporarily–as the result of the hurricane. [Poynter]

Microsoft hopes machine learning tech might make it cool again. [New York Times]