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

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

By Josh Wolford March 4, 2015

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 …

Google Maps App Gets A Bunch Of New Features 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. …

Baseball Fandom Map Based on Facebook Likes Looks Pretty Accurate 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 …

Yahoo Launches Indoor Maps In Latest Search Effort 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 …

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

Google Showcases Government, Nonprofit & Business Maps With New Gallery Google Showcases Government, Nonprofit & Business Maps With New Gallery

Google has launched a new Google Maps Gallery aimed at making mapping data from governments, nonprofits and businesses more accessible to the public. Organizations can share and publish their maps online via Google Maps Engine, and have them appear in …

‘New’ Google Maps Is Rolling Out ‘New’ Google Maps Is Rolling Out

The new Google Maps has been around since May in preview mode. It feels so long ago that it’s hard to even think of it as a new product at this point, but the company just announced that it is …

Google Maps Renames Street After Adolf Hitler Google Maps Renames Street After Adolf Hitler

Google Maps reportedly renamed Berlin street Theodor Heuss Platz “Adolf Hitler Platz” in an apparently brief blunder, which wasn’t brief enough to escape the public eye. Nico Hagenburger tweeted a screenshot: I was at Adolf Hitler Square today—as of GoogleMaps. …

Google Maps Gets New ‘Embed Map’ Feature, Embeds To Include Ads Google Maps Gets New ‘Embed Map’ Feature, Embeds To Include Ads
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Google Maps will now let you embed a map by copying and pasting an HTML snippet. You have to be opted into the new Google Maps. From there, just go to the gear icon in the lower right corner, and …

Man Asks Google To Remove Image Of Son’s Dead Body From Google Maps (So Far, Google Hasn’t Done So) Man Asks Google To Remove Image Of Son’s Dead Body From Google Maps (So Far, Google Hasn’t Done So)
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Update: Google says it will take eight days, but it will replace the image. Another dead body has been spotted on Google Maps, and this time, the victim’s family is not happy. The image is shown for 901 Sanford Avenue, …

Here’s What’s New With Google Maps Here’s What’s New With Google Maps

Google announced the launch of a new round of features for the new Google Maps. Now, when you click on “Pegman,” which appears in the lower right corner, roads with Street View imagery will light up in blue, and when …

Here’s What Texting While Driving Will Cost You in the US Here’s What Texting While Driving Will Cost You in the US
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If you’re caught texting while driving, the fine you could be forced to pay varies wildly depending on which US state you’re in when you’re caught in the act. According to a handy map compiled by Mother Jones, the lowest …

Google Maps for iOS Updated with Faster Navigation, More Languages Google Maps for iOS Updated with Faster Navigation, More Languages
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Google has just launched an update to their Google Maps for iOS, one that brings faster navigation with the help of a new route mini-map and a “tricks and tips” guide that helps users make the best of the app. …

Google Maps Gets Directions For Multiple Destinations, Reservations, Upcoming Events Google Maps Gets Directions For Multiple Destinations, Reservations, Upcoming Events
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Google announced today that it is adding directions for multiple destinations to the new Google Maps preview, which has been available for the past three months. The feature is rolling out today. Apparently this has been one of the most …

Yahoo Continues Product Refreshes With New Yahoo Maps Yahoo Continues Product Refreshes With New Yahoo Maps
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Yahoo continues to launch redesigns for many of its products. Today it’s Yahoo Maps. The company announced that it is launching a refreshed Yahoo Maps experience for desktop users in the U.S. “The new Yahoo Maps makes it easier to …

Apple Buys Embark To Continue Its Maps Debacle Recovery Apple Buys Embark To Continue Its Maps Debacle Recovery
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Apple is still working to improve its Maps product for iOS, which was the subject of a great deal of grief and ridicule last fall, when iOS 6 launched without Google Maps. The Google Maps app, of course, was eventually …

New Google Maps Hits iPhone, iPad New Google Maps Hits iPhone, iPad
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Back at Google I/O, Google revealed it’s big new Google Maps redesign. Last week, the company announced the new look and features for Android, and now has launched them for iOS. The update includes enhanced search and navigation features, and …