Real estate easier to find in Google Maps (CNET)

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Homes for sale or rent in a given area can now be found without a specific query in Google Maps after Google added a “real estate” check-box option for Maps searches.

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Google Maps Navigation: Free and Easy (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Friday, October 30th, 2009

An impressive feature of Google’s new Android 2.0 mobile device operating system is Google Maps Navigation, a turn-by-turn navigation application that’s not only free to use, but is fairly easy to learn as well.

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FCC launches inquiry into Google Voice (USA Today)

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Is Google Voice just another online service like search or Google Maps or is it a phone service?

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Monopoly City Streets on Google Maps Overwhelmed by Demand (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Forget Apple’s morning announcements and The Beatles: Rock Band; Monopoly’s where it’s at this morning, as Hasbro’s servers buckle under demand for the Google Maps-infused game.

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Google Street View Gets Down to Businesses (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Friday, August 28th, 2009

You’re going out for a few drinks before dinner. You have the bar’s address but you’ve never been in the neighborhood. What does the place look like? The Street View feature in Google Maps is always a helpful method of scoping out a business’s fašade. But sometimes the image is dark and blurry and you’re not quite sure what you’re looking at. An update to Google Street View drops an …

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Google May Lose Fairfax, News Corp. Advertising, Herald Says (Bloomberg)

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

July 27 (Bloomberg) — Google Inc. may lose Australian advertising sales from News Corp. and Fairfax Media Ltd. after it began listing real estate for sale on its Google maps service, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

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The enterprise implications of Google Wave (ZDNet)

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Google announced their forthcoming service known as Wave this week to widespread coverage in both the press and blogosphere. Created by many of the same team members that created the highly successful Google Maps, the preview of the service itself on Thursday was quite compelling, resulting in a rare standing…

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Put on Your Best Clothes Before Going Out: Google?s Camera Car May Cross Your Path (New York Times)

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

A panoramic camera that helps create a virtual streetscape for Google Maps is cruising the five boroughs to gather updated images.

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Google Threatened With Sanctions Over Photo Mapping Service in Germany (New York Times)

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

The Street View feature offered in Google Maps runs afoul of Germany?s strict privacy laws.

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Google Street Views Faces Privacy Critics in Japan and Greece (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Google is running into problems with privacy advocates in Japan and Greece over its Google Maps feature, Street View. Google plans to re-shoot Street View photographs in the twelve Japanese cities currently available in Street View after privacy complaints. At issue was the fact that Google’s Street View cameras were mounted so high they were shooting over private fences and into Japanese homes. …

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