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Google’s Street View Loses The Side Of A Building Google’s Street View Loses The Side Of A Building
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We’ve seen plenty of strange things within Google’s Street View photography, but this is a new one, at least to me. Have you ever seen Google display a building, reducing it to two dimensions? Here’s an instance, pointed out on …

Google Launches ‘Views’ Site To Get Users’ Photo Spheres On Google Maps Google Launches ‘Views’ Site To Get Users’ Photo Spheres On Google Maps

Google announced the launch of a new site called Views to showcase users’ photo spheres that are shared to Google Maps. Users’ Views pages will let people browse the photos and plot them on the earth via Google Maps so …

Look At All These Birds On Google’s Street View Look At All These Birds On Google’s Street View

It’s always fun to see what kinds of cool things Google captures with its Street View cameras. Sometimes it is simply deliberate photographing of landmarks or interesting areas. Sometimes people intervene, and put on a show (mildly NSFW). Sometimes, nature …

Google Gets Street View Imagery Of Charminar Google Gets Street View Imagery Of Charminar
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Google has added Street View imagery of the Charminar in Hyderabad. The Google Maps team tweeted this morning that Street View made a “very brief stop off” to get the imagery, which you can find here. The Charminar was built …

The Dept. of the Interior’s Instagram Account Is Awesome, and You Should Follow It The Dept. of the Interior’s Instagram Account Is Awesome, and You Should Follow It
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This isn’t really new news – just a quick reminder. If you’re not following the U.S. Department of the Interior on Instagram, you’re missing out on some truly incredible photography, delivered free of charge to your smartphone every single day. …

Google Takes Street View Trekker Up Mt. Fuji Google Takes Street View Trekker Up Mt. Fuji

Google announced today that it has taken its Street View Trekker camera device (you know, the backpack) up Mt. Fuji to gather some new imagery. The 360-degree panoramic shots cover the Yoshida trail that takes hikers up the mountain, as …

The Ones That Make Your Business Look Good In Google’s Local Results The Ones That Make Your Business Look Good In Google’s Local Results
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Back in January, Google revealed that Google Business Photos were being used by 100,000 businesses, a number that has no doubt grown significantly in the first half of 2013. In late May, Google announced the expansion of the program into …

Google Breaks Out The Street View Trolley For The Eiffel Tower Google Breaks Out The Street View Trolley For The Eiffel Tower

Google has teamed up with the Eiffel Tower Operating Company to create a trio of online exhibitions for the Google Cultural Institute, to let Internet users explore the Eiffel Tower in new ways without having to go to Paris. Google’s …

Bing Now Lets You Search Images By Usage Rights Bing Now Lets You Search Images By Usage Rights
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Bing has launched a new image search feature that allows you to filter image results by license. You can elect to see only results in the public domain, those that are “free to share and use,” “free to share and …

Google Street View Trekker Goes To ‘Dead City’ Google Street View Trekker Goes To ‘Dead City’

Google is releasing some new Street View imagery from the abandoned Hashima Island, which is known by “Dead Island” or “Dead City” from the James Bond flick Skyfall. Google announced the imagery in a Japanese blog post, and shared this …

Google Lends Out Its Street View Trekker Google Lends Out Its Street View Trekker

Google has launched a pilot program for third-party organizations to borrow its Street View Trekker camera backpack device, to enable them to contribute imgagery to Google Maps. One partner is the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB), which has already …

Artist John Paul Caponigro Gives Google Talk Artist John Paul Caponigro Gives Google Talk

Artist John Paul Capronigro recently gave an “At Google” talk, which Google has now made available to the general public. In the speech, he talks about his creative process. “He shows how each discipline and different modes of operating with …

BuzzFeed Sued For Millions Over 1/30 Of One Of Its Photo Compilations BuzzFeed Sued For Millions Over 1/30 Of One Of Its Photo Compilations
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A photographer is suing popular viral content site Buzzfeed over a photograph it used in a collection back in 2010. The photographer is seeking $3.6 million in damages. The plaintiff, Kai Eiselein of Idaho, posted the photo to Flickr back …

Google Adds 1,000 New Street View Destinations To Google Maps Google Adds 1,000 New Street View Destinations To Google Maps

Google announced a huge update to its Street View imagery today, with the addition of over 1,000 new locations around the world, including locations in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the U.S. and Canada. “Planning on stopping by Singapore this summer? …

Yahoo Acquires GhostBird Software To Integrate With Flickr Yahoo Acquires GhostBird Software To Integrate With Flickr
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Yahoo just keeps on acquiring companies.This time it’s GhostBird Software, which the company will use to enhance the recently enhanced Flickr even further. GhostBird makes the photo apps KitCam and PhotoForge2. “We’ll integrate many of the mobile photography experiences from …

Nature Photographer Art Wolfe Speaks At Google Nature Photographer Art Wolfe Speaks At Google
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Art Wolfe, the famous nature photographer recently gave an “At Google” talk, which the company has now made available for public viewing. “For those who associate Art Wolfe solely with nature photography, be prepared for a startling revelation,” the company …

Google Street View Adds 9/11 Memorial, Hurricane Sandy & Central Park Imagery Google Street View Adds 9/11 Memorial, Hurricane Sandy & Central Park Imagery

Google announced on Wednesday that it has added new New York imagery to Google Maps Street View, including imagery of neighborhoods struck by Hurricane Sandy, a tour of the 9/11 Memorial, and 360-degree imagery of Central Park. “To create a …

Wayne Miller Dies: Photographer Was 94

Wayne F. Miller, the photographer best known for his portraits of black America in post-WWII Chicago, has died. He was 94. Miller got his start studying banking at the University of Illinois at Urbana, only doing photography work on the …

Reddit Makes This Old Man’s Day By Restoring His Old Navy Photo Reddit Makes This Old Man’s Day By Restoring His Old Navy Photo
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Reddit is good for a lot of things, mostly because it’s simply made of up a huge group of people. When a community pulls together it can be capable of some pretty incredible things, and in the reddit age, sometimes …

Dad Recreates Old Baby Photo With Grown-Up Son And A Bottle Of Beer
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One of the biggest hits on reddit today is titled “‘Before and after’ pic done right”. (image) It seems to be inspiring the community. The top comment from user euphwes says, “This is actually pretty clever. My daughter is on …

Wikimedia Launches Wikimedia Commons App For Android, iOS Wikimedia Launches Wikimedia Commons App For Android, iOS

The Wikimedia Foundation announced the launch of a new app for Android and iOS, which allows you to quickly upload photos to to Wikimedia Commons, its free image repository. The app enables you to upload multiple files and share uploads …