All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Biking’

Joy Covey, Amazon’s First CFO, Dies In Bike Accident

Joy Covey, a big part in the success of Amazon’s business, has died at the age of 50. She was riding her bike in San Francisco when it happened. She was an entrepreneur and contributed to Amazon’s massive expansion, becoming their first CFO. She has been described as a self-made woman, tech entrepreneur, and intellectual powerhouse. She has a long …

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Google Adds A Lot More Biking Navigation To Android

Google announced today that it has half a gigameter (or half a billion meters) of biking navigation on Google Maps for Android. Google is adding mobile biking directions and navigation to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK (the countries where desktop biking directions were already available). In addition to that, Google is adding …

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Guy Tracks Bike Thief Via Craigslist, Sets Up Sting [VIDEO]

Well, that’s one way to get your stolen property back. When Simon Jackson’s (alias) bike was stolen from his home in Portland, Oregon, he began searching the internet for it. When he eventually found it listed on Craigslist 160 miles away in Seattle, Washington, he decided to head up there and confront the thief face-to-face. Mr. Jackson credits the success …

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Google Maps Now Offers Better Biking Directions

Google warmed the hearts of hipsters and bicycle enthusiasts alike back in March of last year when they introduced the biking directions feature on Google Maps that would allow bikers to coordinate the best bike-ready route on a map. Today, Google has improved the feature a little in order to offer clearer details of the bike routes’ characteristics. From Google’s …

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Google Maps Now Has Biking Directions

Google has partnered with Rails-to-Trails (RTC), a nonprofit focused on creating a network of trails from former rail lines, to add biking directions to Google Maps.

Google Maps now has biking route details for more than 150 U.S. cities covering more than 12,000 miles of trails and bike lanes. Google says it plans to continue to add new trail information to Google Maps and is requesting feedback from riders via the "Report a Problem" tool.

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