Author Archive for: ‘Drew Bowling’

Google Latitude Bug Said to Be Fixed; Still Not Working for Some

Following up on yesterday’s reported outage of Google Latitude, Google+ Community Manager Jade Wang posted an update in the Google Maps help forum about the Latitude problem: We recently noticed a bug in Google Maps for Android 6.8 that affected Latitude. We are aware that service was disrupted for some users, and we apologize. We have been working on the …

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Google Airplanes? And You Thought Street View Cars Were All You Had to Worry About

As mentioned yesterday during the Big Google Maps 3D parade, Google has indeed been using some airplanes to capture that stunning imagery used to create its next generation of mapping imagery. While describing how Google Maps created the images used in its new 3D imagery, Google Earth Product Manager Peter Birch nonchalantly dropped the fact that Google has been using …

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Vint Cerf Fears Internet Regulation from the UN

Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist and one of the “fathers of the internet,” Vint Cerf, spoke before Congress last month to express his concern about some countries and government entities’ attempts to exert an authority over the internet. Testifying as part of a panel before the House Energy and Commerce CommitteeSubcommittee on Communications and Technology, Cerf told Congress he fears that …

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Bing Unleashes a Ton of New Webmaster Tools for SEO, Links Stats

As Vice President of Bing Program Management Derrick Connell mentioned at the Search Engine Land roundtable talk earlier today, Bing has launched a bevy of new webmaster tools to better inform the understanding of your site’s data and statistics. The addition of several tools and features, which the Bing Team is calling their Phoenix update, offers up everything from SEO …

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Derrick Connell: Bing Results as Good if Not Better Than Google

Vice President of Bing Program Management Derrick Connell visited SMX Advanced 2012 today to talk about some of Bing’s recent changes as well as a sit-down Danny Sullivan and Michelle Robbins of Search Engine Land for a Q&A session about more Bingness. He began by talking about some of the upgrades that the Microsoft-owned search engine has received lately, most …

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Google Maps Next Dimension? Crazy 3D Imagery & Offline Maps

Today at its “Next Dimension” presentation, Google Maps introduced a new feature it says will be hitting Android and iOS devices in the near weeks: a fully explorable 3D version of Google Earth, as well one highly valuable feature that appears to be specific to Android. As is the wont of companies who host these types of conferences, there was …

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Google Maps Still Bleeding Developers, Businesses

If you’re Google Maps these days, you’re not really watching the dominoes fall away from you so much as those dominoes have sprouted legs and started fleeing from you to distant, more agreeable climes. First foursquare bailed for MapBox, Apple’s been developing its own in-house mapping software, and Wikipedia decided it preferred to hold hands with OpenStreetMap. Concerning that last …

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Google Latitude Appears to Have a Buggy Problem

According to user reports in the Google Maps help forum, Google Latitude, the real-time location app that lets you tell people where you are in this great big world, is currently down. The first report of the outage was posted roughly one day ago. Latitude appeared to only be down for users of the mobile app for Android but as …

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Mitt Romney’s Email Account Hacked, Shared with Gawker

The presidential election cycle in the United States happens every four years or, at least, is scheduled to go on as such. If you have even one of your primary senses intact, you no doubt know that there’s a lot of pomp and circumstance that accompanies this democratic ceremony: stump speeches, debates, torrential amounts of campaign ads, fundraising, baby-holding, gaffe-making, …

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Censored Blogger: “People Need to Know the Truth”

For a man who’s been diagnosed with diabetes, you’d never guess that about Steven Cooksey. His life choices fly directly in the face of the American Diabetes Association’s recommendations for people living with the disease. He maintains a no-grain/low-carbohydrate diet, commonly known as the Paleo diet, and as a result is in fantastic health. Incredibly, because of his dietary decisions, …

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Nasdaq Hopes to Appease Facebook Investors with Modest Compensation

The Nasdaq OMX Group hopes to make up for that small-but-disastrous glitch on the day of Facebook’s initial public offering by compensating affected investors who were trying to get in on the early trading. According to the Wall Street Journal, the exchange organization has been notifying brokers that it plans to submit the proper filings tomorrow in order to begin …

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Bing’s on{X} Will Put Your Smartphone on Future-y Autopilot

Science fiction is full of worlds that have artificially intelligent devices that serve as sidekicks to heroes (and villains!) for performing the tasks they need to check off by the end of the day. These characters and their electronic counterparts always seem to live in the future or have traveled from the future to our pedestrian time period where they …

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