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Uber Makes a Big Mapping Play, Hires 100 Bing Engineers

Uber Makes a Big Mapping Play, Hires 100 Bing Engineers

Uber is continuing its quest for maps self reliance, and is set to acquire a chunk of Bing’s mapping assets. Both Microsoft and Uber confirmed the deal to TechCrunch, but wouldn’t get specific on the terms. The deal will see Uber absorb around 100 Microsoft data collection engineers. A move this large proves that Uber really, really wants to get …

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Uber Steals Another Google Exec

Uber Steals Another Google Exec

Uber has poached another Googler. According to a report from Re/code, former Google engineering VP Brian McClendon is set to join the on-demand car company and will head its new Advanced Technologies Center. McClendon worked for over a decade as Google’s head of Maps, Google Earth, and Street View. McClendon will continue to work on Maps and location services at …

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Apple Buys Yet Another Navigation Company

It appears that Apple has made yet another acquisition in the location services area, snapping up a small GPS startup called Coherent Navigation. The purchase, first reported early Sunday, has been confirmed by Apple. “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” the company said in an email to …

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Uber Looks to Build Its Own Navigation, Buys Mapping Company deCarta

Uber has bought mapping company deCarta, acquiring its tech and its people. An Uber spokesperson confirmed the acquisition, which will close later this week, to Mashable: “A lot of the functionality that makes the Uber app so reliable, affordable and seamless is based on mapping technologies. With the acquisition of deCarta, we will continue to fine-tune our products and services …

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Police Admit the Waze Hate Is Kinda Sorta About Speeding Tickets

Law enforcement organizations like the National Sheriffs’ Association, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the LAPD have spent the last week expressing concerns over Waze, a Google-owned app that allows people to crowdsource traffic data. The app just so happens to have a feature that lets users pinpoint, on a real-time map, the location of police officers. According to some …

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Police Think Google’s Waze App Could Get Them Killed

Crowdsourced traffic app Waze lets users input a lot of information about the roads they travel – accidents, construction zones, icy roads, etc. It also lets users tell each other about that cop posted up at the upcoming intersection. And apparently, some law enforcement officers are none too thrilled about this feature. An AP report quotes two sheriffs who recently …

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Google Maps App Gets Design Revamp

With the release of the latest version of Android, Lollipop, Google has been launching big updates for its major apps. In recent days, we’ve seen announcements about the new Google Calendar and the new Gmail. Google Maps is the latest to get a refresh, favoring material design and “bold colors and textures”. “This new look is all about creating surfaces …

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Apple Reportedly Using A Lot More Data Sources For Maps

It looks like Apple has been busy quietly expanding the number of partners it uses for data for Apple Maps. Greg Sterling at Screenwerk reports that Apple has a new copyright page that lists the partners, and that the list is roughly twice as long as the old list. He doesn’t link to the actual page, but says these are …

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Google Maps App Gets A Bunch Of New Features

Google announced some new features for its Google Maps app on Android and iOS, including lane guidance, the ability to save a map for offline use, new restaurant, bar and hotel filters, Uber integration, public transit notifications, and location saving. When we say lane guidance, we mean Google will direct you as to which lane you should be in while …

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Baseball Fandom Map Based on Facebook Likes Looks Pretty Accurate

Facebook is great for a lot of things, and it’s also really bad for a lot of things. If you hate babies, stay away. If you just had your heart broken, stay away. If you don’t want people to know everything about you and your daily routine, stay away. Let’s put this in the good aspects of Facebook category. With …

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Yahoo Launches Indoor Maps In Latest Search Effort

Yahoo announced that it is now offering indoor maps for some places. The feature comes as the result of a partnership with Nokia, utilizing its Here service. Yahoo has released maps for various shopping malls, train stations and airports, not unlike efforts we’ve seen from Google in the past. “The maps are currently available from your computer and include the …

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Checking Maps While Driving Not Part of Cellphone Ban, Rules California Court

A California appeals court has ruled that consulting Google Maps on your cellphone is not the same thing as talking or texting on said phone, and therefore does not fall under the handheld ban the state issued back in 2008. Effectively, that means you can use your device to look up directions without the fear of an eagle-eyed cop handing …

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