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Google Cuts Maps API Prices by 88%

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Google has slashed the price of its Maps application programming interface (API). In a move to attract more enterprise use of the system, U.S. companies will now pay 50 cents instead of $4 for every thousand map loads, an 88 percent lower rate. Google has slashed the price of its Maps application programming interface (API). In a move to attract more enterprise use of the system, U.S. companies will now pay 50 cents instead of $4 for every thousand map loads, an 88 percent lower rate. 0 Comments

Facebook Chief Technology Officer Bret Taylor Resigns

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Facebook's Chief Technology Officer has announced his resignation from the company. Bret Taylor, who in the past also worked for Google, said that he would be leaving the company in order to pursue a new business venture with a friend. Facebook's Chief Technology Officer has announced his resignation from the company. Bret Taylor, who in the past also worked for Google, said that he would be leaving the company in order to pursue a new business venture with a friend. 0 Comments

Top 10 Most Significant Search & Social Marketing Stories of 2011

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2011 has been the year of revolutions and webolutions. Here’s a list of the 10 most significant, earth-shattering digital trends to have rocked the online marketing world this past year, plus six digital resolutions for 2012 and a free game. 2011 has been the year of revolutions and webolutions. Here’s a list of the 10 most significant, earth-shattering digital trends to have rocked the online marketing world this past year, plus six digital resolutions for 2012 and a free game. 0 Comments

Controversial “Google Shoot View” Shot Down by Google

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Google has killed off a controversial first-person shooter video game based on Google Street View that allowed players to pick off unsuspecting people with an assault rifle. Players were dropped into a Google Street View location with a M4A1. Google has killed off a controversial first-person shooter video game based on Google Street View that allowed players to pick off unsuspecting people with an assault rifle. Players were dropped into a Google Street View location with a M4A1. 0 Comments

Google Maps API to Charge for High-Volume Usage

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Any site or app using the Google Maps API (such as through embedded maps) may be charged for usage, should their visitor volume be high enough. Google will charge $4 for every 1,000 visitors past 25,000, starting on January 1, 2012. Any site or app using the Google Maps API (such as through embedded maps) may be charged for usage, should their visitor volume be high enough. Google will charge $4 for every 1,000 visitors past 25,000, starting on January 1, 2012. 0 Comments

Google Kills 10 More Projects, Including Aardvark

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Google continues to trim its offerings, announcing that 10 projects will either be discontinued or merged into other products. Aardvark, a Q&A social search startup acquired from former Googlers for $50 million in 2010, is among the closings. Google continues to trim its offerings, announcing that 10 projects will either be discontinued or merged into other products. Aardvark, a Q&A social search startup acquired from former Googlers for $50 million in 2010, is among the closings. 0 Comments

Foursquare Hackers Turn New York City Into a Game of 'Risk'

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“World of Fourcraft” uses Foursquare's framework and Google Maps API, to create a social game social media marketers should look at for lessons on how to encourage clients, fans, and followers to become more active and swear allegiance to your brand. “World of Fourcraft” uses Foursquare's framework and Google Maps API, to create a social game social media marketers should look at for lessons on how to encourage clients, fans, and followers to become more active and swear allegiance to your brand. 0 Comments

Google Maps API Allows Street View in Grand Theft Auto's Liberty City

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Google's various APIs are designed to allow coders to run amok (in a good way) with Google resources. That's certainly been demonstrated with the Google Maps API, where the GTA community has implemented full Street View on their map of Liberty City. Google's various APIs are designed to allow coders to run amok (in a good way) with Google resources. That's certainly been demonstrated with the Google Maps API, where the GTA community has implemented full Street View on their map of Liberty City. 0 Comments

Hacking Google Maps

A new book in the popular O'Reilly 'Hacks' series shows you how to find and create your own mashups, overlaying all kinds of interesting information on Google maps. A new book in the popular O'Reilly 'Hacks' series shows you how to find and create your own mashups, overlaying all kinds of interesting information on Google maps. 0 Comments