If you can't beat 'em, hire 'em. Apple (AAPL), stung by the flare-up over iOS 6 Maps, is...

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

If you can't beat 'em, hire 'em. Apple (AAPL), stung by the flare-up over iOS 6 Maps, is reportedly aggressively recruiting ex-Google Maps (GOOG) employees who helped build up the product's giant data libraries. Meanwhile, a Google product manager tells TechCrunch the company relies on 1,300 data sources to make Google Maps, and integrates them all using a proprietary system called Atlas.