All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Galapagos’

Google To Add ‘Stunning’ Imagery From Galapagos Islands To Street View

Google has partnered with the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos National Parks Directorate to collect panoramic imagery of the islands with the Street View Trekker. As a result, Google will be adding the “stunning” images to Google Maps later this year. Here’s an early preview of what to expect: “The Galapagos Islands are some of the most biologically unique …

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Lonesome George Dies: Pinta Island’s Last Giant Tortoise Passes Away

Lonesome George, the world’s last Pinta Island giant tortoise, has passed away. According to AFP, George’s caretaker, Fausto Llerena, found the creature’s body stretched out near its watering hole. As of this writing, the cause of death is unknown; scientists intend to keep his body in cold storage until his remains can be properly studied. The Galapagos National Park in …

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Sharp Launching Android Tablets, E-Bookstore

Sharp announced today that it is developing a new cloud-based media service business called Galapagos. The company will start by releasing two tablets and an e-bookstore. Sharp says the tablets are developed specifically as e-book readers. They will reportedly run Android as the OS. 

The initiative is aimed at the Japanese market. 

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