Microsoft has thrown its support fully behind OpenStreetMap in an effort to fight the dominant position that Google has through its Google Maps service. According to a PC World report, this position is now paying off, as companies like Foursquare and Apple begin to come onboard. Of course, there’s no telling what Nokia’s role in all of this is, as Nokia and Microsoft have a special relationship that rests largely on mapping cooperation. Regardless, Google should be more than a little worried about this, even though there doesn’t seem to be anything more it can do to stop the defections.
[Source: PC World]