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Microsoft, Meta, Amazon, and TomTom Team Up to Challenge Google & Apple Maps
Some of the biggest names in tech are working together to tackle Google and Apple's dominance in the maps market....
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Coronavirus: Google Will Show Businesses That Are Temporarily Closed
As more restaurants, bars and businesses close in an attempt to blunt the spread of the coronavirus, Google Search and Maps will inform users....
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It Looks Like Apple Street View is On the Way
It looks like Apple is getting ready to significantly boost the quality of its Maps product, possibly with its own Street-View like feature. Greg Ster...
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Google Lets People in 45 More Countries Edit Maps Again (Including the US)
Google is going to let you hooligans edit its Maps again, even though you couldn’t resist using the tool to draw pissing Androids. The company h...
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Donald Trump Is Certainly Winning the Google Search Battle
Google Trends has produced an interactive county-by-county map of the most-searched Republican Presidential candidates – and it’s monochromati...
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Google Reminds You It’s Tracking Your Every Move with Creepy, Somewhat Useful New Maps Feature
Here’s the thing: We all know that Google knows everything about us – and of course that includes where you are and where you’ve been. B...
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Google Map Maker Reopens, Tries to Prevent Pissing Androids
After a series of questionable (but kind of funny) edits, Google shut down its map editing tool Map Maker in May while it “made the moderation s...
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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 t...
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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 co...
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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 ...
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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 thi...
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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 expr...
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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 ...
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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 see...
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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 A...
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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...
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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 b...
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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 s...
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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 ther...
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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. ...
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