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7 Reasons You Need to Update Your Google Maps App

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Google Maps has released a major update to their app for Android and iOS, including lane guidance, offline directions, improved search for restaurants, bars, and hotels, direct integration with the Uber app, ability to save locations, and more. Google Maps has released a major update to their app for Android and iOS, including lane guidance, offline directions, improved search for restaurants, bars, and hotels, direct integration with the Uber app, ability to save locations, and more. 0 Comments

Google Maps Adds Real-Time Traffic Alerts

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Google Maps users will now benefit from real-time incident reports from Waze users, such as accidents, road closures, and speed camera alerts. The Waze app for iOS and Android will be getting Google Search, Street View and satellite images. Google Maps users will now benefit from real-time incident reports from Waze users, such as accidents, road closures, and speed camera alerts. The Waze app for iOS and Android will be getting Google Search, Street View and satellite images. 0 Comments

Google Maps Overhaul Arrives for iOS, With Dedicated Tablet Design

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The iOS update sports an overhauled interface with new discovery features. But more importantly for Apple tablet users, the updated app has been specially designed so all the above features work better and more intuitively on a bigger screen. The iOS update sports an overhauled interface with new discovery features. But more importantly for Apple tablet users, the updated app has been specially designed so all the above features work better and more intuitively on a bigger screen. 0 Comments

Google Privacy Director Alma Whitten Resigns

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Alma Whitten will leave the search giant after 10 years. Whitten ascended to the position of privacy director in the wake of the furore created by revelations that Google had been collecting private Wi-Fi data via its fleet of Street View cars. Alma Whitten will leave the search giant after 10 years. Whitten ascended to the position of privacy director in the wake of the furore created by revelations that Google had been collecting private Wi-Fi data via its fleet of Street View cars. 0 Comments

Google Rolls Out Massive Street View Update

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Google started rolling out its biggest update to Street View ever, updating 250,000 miles of roads. It's even available on iOs 6. In addition to updating hundreds of thousands of miles of roads, Google has doubled its special collections. Google started rolling out its biggest update to Street View ever, updating 250,000 miles of roads. It's even available on iOs 6. In addition to updating hundreds of thousands of miles of roads, Google has doubled its special collections. 0 Comments

Google Brings Street View to Mobile Browsers

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Google has updated the mobile version of its Maps application, which will allow users to access the Street View function on iOS devices. The mapping tool will offer Street View as an optional presentation method alongside the traditional Maps layout. Google has updated the mobile version of its Maps application, which will allow users to access the Street View function on iOS devices. The mapping tool will offer Street View as an optional presentation method alongside the traditional Maps layout. 0 Comments

Are Google Maps Staffers Being Tempted by Apple?

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Apple is reportedly seeking employees that have experience working on Google Maps, after it became apparent last week that its own Maps app on IOS 6 just doesn't cut it against the competition. Apple's Maps app has been panned as a failure thus far. Apple is reportedly seeking employees that have experience working on Google Maps, after it became apparent last week that its own Maps app on IOS 6 just doesn't cut it against the competition. Apple's Maps app has been panned as a failure thus far. 0 Comments

Google Hiring Privacy Red Team

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Google has begun hiring for a crack team of data experts – code named Red Team – to help resolve privacy complaints, following the $22.5 million fine it had to pay the Federal Trade Commission after issues relating to the Safari browser. Google has begun hiring for a crack team of data experts – code named Red Team – to help resolve privacy complaints, following the $22.5 million fine it had to pay the Federal Trade Commission after issues relating to the Safari browser. 0 Comments

Turns Out Google Didn't Actually Delete All Its UK Street View Data

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Google has admitted it has discovered more WiFi data collected by its Street View cars that it has failed to delete. Google's WiFi data collection incidents gave the company a huge privacy black eye in numerous countries around the globe. Google has admitted it has discovered more WiFi data collected by its Street View cars that it has failed to delete. Google's WiFi data collection incidents gave the company a huge privacy black eye in numerous countries around the globe. 0 Comments

Google Maps UK River, Canal Routes

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Google is undertaking the project in conjunction with the Canal & River Trust, which is responsible for the UK's water systems, and wants to highlight the existence of canal path routes through towns and cities by adding them to Google Map searches. Google is undertaking the project in conjunction with the Canal & River Trust, which is responsible for the UK's water systems, and wants to highlight the existence of canal path routes through towns and cities by adding them to Google Map searches. 0 Comments

Google Plans for 3D Cities, Trekker View & Offline Maps for Android

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Google has unveiled plans to further increase the scope and coverage of its mapping tools, including flying planes over cities to create entire 3D maps of buildings below, offline maps, and Trekker – a portable version of its photography equipment Google has unveiled plans to further increase the scope and coverage of its mapping tools, including flying planes over cities to create entire 3D maps of buildings below, offline maps, and Trekker – a portable version of its photography equipment 0 Comments

Does Uncensored FCC Street View Report Show Google Lied?

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A report from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has accused Google of knowingly collecting households' Wi-Fi data, a practice the search giant has long argued happened by mistake during the design of its Street View service. A report from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has accused Google of knowingly collecting households' Wi-Fi data, a practice the search giant has long argued happened by mistake during the design of its Street View service. 0 Comments

Google Fined in France Because Google Maps is Free

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A Paris court has ordered Google France and parent company Google Inc. to pay €500,000 ($660,000) in damages, after a two year court battle with French mapping company Bottin Cartographes over their unfair competition complaint. A Paris court has ordered Google France and parent company Google Inc. to pay €500,000 ($660,000) in damages, after a two year court battle with French mapping company Bottin Cartographes over their unfair competition complaint. 0 Comments

S. Korea FTC Raids Google Over Android Practices

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Korean officials raided Google's Seoul offices on September 6 to investigate claims that the company is engaged in anticompetitive practices with their Android operating system. This is the second raid of Google’s Seoul offices in six months. Korean officials raided Google's Seoul offices on September 6 to investigate claims that the company is engaged in anticompetitive practices with their Android operating system. This is the second raid of Google’s Seoul offices in six months. 0 Comments