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Google Splitting Up Mapping and Commerce, Former SVP Jeff Huber Joins Google X Google Splitting Up Mapping and Commerce, Former SVP Jeff Huber Joins Google X

Google is shaking things up even more today as the Wall Street Journal reports that the company is breaking up their mapping and commerce units. According to the report, Google’s mapping unit will become part of the search division, and …

Google Maps for iOS Gets Google Contacts Support, Local Category Search Google Maps for iOS Gets Google Contacts Support, Local Category Search
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Google Maps for iOS has just received its first major update since launching back in December. Today’s update brings a couple of new features that will make it easier for users to find people and places inside the app. Version …

AOL’s MapQuest Launches Travel Blogging Feature AOL’s MapQuest Launches Travel Blogging Feature
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AOL has launched MapQuest Travel Blogs for the web and iOS (via a dedicated app). The feature lets users create blogs of their trips with photos, stories, reviews, etc. According to the company, the Travel Blogs will automatically map out …

Nokia Here Maps Now Available On Windows Phone 8 Nokia Here Maps Now Available On Windows Phone 8
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Back in November, Nokia announced that it would be relaunching its maps service as Here. Despite its silly name, it was an effort on the part of Nokia to become a major player in the Maps app scene. Now the …

Google Commissions Studies On Economic Impact Of Geo Services Google Commissions Studies On Economic Impact Of Geo Services

Google commissioned studies from Boston Consulting Group and Oxera about the geo services industry and its economic impact on the world. The findings have been summarized in an infographic that Google shared on a couple of its blogs this morning. …

Google Launches Updated Maps For North Korea Google Launches Updated Maps For North Korea

Just a couple weeks after executive chairman Eric Schmidt returned from North Korea, Google has published more detailed maps of the country. “The goal of Google Maps is to provide people with the most comprehensive, accurate, and easy-to-use modern map …

Mapping The Moon And Mars Discussed At Google

Google put up a new At Google talk with Ross Beyer from the Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute and Intelligent Robotics Group at NASA Ames Research Center, who discusses making maps to explore the Earth, the Moon and …

Foursquare Sees 500M Check-ins in 3 Months, Makes Cool Map to Showcase Them Foursquare Sees 500M Check-ins in 3 Months, Makes Cool Map to Showcase Them
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Foursquare has just put up a new blog post that, among other things, touts the service’s ability to create personalized recommendations, build a location layer for the world, and connect people with all of the places they visit. That’s why …

Google Dispatches Street View Cars to Sandy-Ravaged Areas, Some Residents Incensed Google Dispatches Street View Cars to Sandy-Ravaged Areas, Some Residents Incensed
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Is Google simply doing its job, and providing accurate Street View maps to its millions of users around the world? Or are they being incredibly insensitive? Some residents in Stalen Island are incensed over Google’s attempt to document the damage …

Google Maps May Be Spurring iOS 6 Adoption After All Google Maps May Be Spurring iOS 6 Adoption After All
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Apple no doubt suffered some humiliation at the hands of Google this past week. Google finally released their own maps app for iOS, after Apple purged them from the ecosystem with the release of iOS 6 – and it was …

Apple Looking at Foursquare to Help with Apple Maps [REPORT] Apple Looking at Foursquare to Help with Apple Maps [REPORT]

Everyone is looking for a way to incorporate personalized, local results into their location services. The new Google Maps for iOS features ratings, price, location, hours, and photo information for hundreds of thousands of businesses. Facebook just launched a huge …

Google Maps for iPhone is Good for Apple, Bad for Apple Google Maps for iPhone is Good for Apple, Bad for Apple
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Yesterday’s launch of Google Maps for iPhone is clearly a win for iPhone users. Apple Maps, despite being rather pretty, failed when it comes to what really matters. Misplaced landmarks, improper directions, life-threatening errors – the problems were frequent and …

Google Maps for iPhone Arrives as Your Knight in Shining Armor Google Maps for iPhone Arrives as Your Knight in Shining Armor
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If you’ve been waiting to be rescued from the evil Apple Maps (and didn’t make a product switch when Tim Cook told you to), you are in luck – as your white knight is here. Google has just launched the …

Like Apple, Google Accused of Map Misguidance in Australia Like Apple, Google Accused of Map Misguidance in Australia
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It appears that Apple isn’t the only maps provider that’s leading Australian motorist astray. According to police in Colac, a small city in the Western part of Victoria, Google maps are leading people down a dangerous path. Police say that …

Instant Street View Is Almost Awesome Instant Street View Is Almost Awesome

It just got a lot easier to view Street View imagery. Instead of going to Google Maps and hunting for the area you want to see, just go to Instant Street View, which Google itself has named “Map of the …

Bing And Windows 8 Maps Get Tons Of New Imagery Bing And Windows 8 Maps Get Tons Of New Imagery

Microsoft announced today that it has added over 121 TB of satellite and Global Ortho imagery to Bing Maps and the Windows 8 Maps app. The maps offerings now include over 15 million square kilometers of new data mostly covering …

Amazon Maps API Now Available To All Amazon Maps API Now Available To All
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As Apple has proven with its iPhone 5 maps blunder, people care about having quality maps on their mobile devices. Until now, however, there’s not been a maps API built specifically for the Kindle Fire. Amazon is fixing that this …

Apple Reportedly Fires The Guy Responsible For Maps Apple Reportedly Fires The Guy Responsible For Maps

Remember when Apple released iOS 6 and the iPhone 5, and everybody was complaining about the maps? Bloomberg is now reporting that the manager responsible for the software has been fired by the company. Bloomberg’s Adam Satariano cites “people familiar …

Google Adds A Ton More High-Res Imagery To Maps And Earth Google Adds A Ton More High-Res Imagery To Maps And Earth
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Google announced another big Google Maps and Google Earth update, with the addition of more high resolution, satellite and 45° imagery. The aerial and satellite imagery in Maps and Earth has been updated for 164 cities and 108 countries/regions. The …

Google Maps App for iOS Almost Ready for Submission [REPORT] Google Maps App for iOS Almost Ready for Submission [REPORT]
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If The Wall Street Journal is correct, you will soon hear a loud whooshing sound. That sound will be the last remaining Apple Maps users fleeing for greener pastures. According to their sources, Google is currently in the final stages …

HERE Is Nokia’s New Maps Service HERE Is Nokia’s New Maps Service
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Everybody has a maps app these days, some better than others. Nokia has been known to have some pretty decent maps itself, but it could use some rebranding magic. What does anybody using a maps app do with it? They …