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‘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 ...
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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 b...
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Google Maps Gets New ‘Embed Map’ Feature, Embeds To Include Ads
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...
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Man Asks Google To Remove Image Of Son’s Dead Body From Google Maps (So Far, Google Hasn’t Done So)
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 vict...
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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 lowe...
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Here’s What Texting While Driving Will Cost You in the US
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&#...
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Google Maps for iOS Updated with Faster Navigation, More Languages
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 “...
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Google Maps Gets Directions For Multiple Destinations, Reservations, Upcoming Events
Google announced today that it is adding directions for multiple destinations to the new Google Maps preview, which has been available for the past th...
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Yahoo Continues Product Refreshes With New Yahoo Maps
Yahoo continues to launch redesigns for many of its products. Today it’s Yahoo Maps. The company announced that it is launching a refreshed Yaho...
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Apple Buys Embark To Continue Its Maps Debacle Recovery
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...
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New Google Maps Hits iPhone, iPad
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, a...
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Twitter Turns Tweets into Crazy Elevation Maps
Twitter has just unveiled an awesome new data visualization. The premise is simple – they took billions of geotagged tweets and turned them into...
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Meet (or Don’t Meet, Optimally) a New Anti-Social App, Hell Is Other People
In Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist play No Exit, one of the damned souls concludes that “hell is other people.” Nearly 70 years la...
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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 i...
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Bing Maps Gets Tons Of New Bird’s Eye Imagery
Bing announced today that it has made some updates to Bing Maps, including the addition of its biggest batch of bird’s eye imagery to date. They...
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Google Buys Waze, Who Promises That ‘Nothing Practical Will Change’
Yesterday, reports emerged that Google was on the verge of buying Israel-based navigation company Waze. Today, it’s official. Google has announc...
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Google Reportedly Wins Waze Acquisition
Numerous reports have come out indicating that Google is getting ready to buy Israel-based navigation company Waze. After hearing about Facebook getti...
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Waze Update Adds Facebook Event Integration & More as Acquisition Rumors Swirl
With 49 million daily users, Waze has been the topic of some acquisition rumor drama over the past couple of weeks. Rumors that Facebook was in seriou...
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Facebook Not Acquiring Waze, Will Google?
Rumors about Facebook trying to acquire Waze have been circulating for close to a year at this point. The rumors picked up steam earlier this month, f...
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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 Hurrican...
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