Iit's unlikely the FTC will conclude that Google's Waze buyout will significant harm other mapping services such as Bing Maps and Tomtom. But the FTC will consider whether Google is buying Waze to eliminate a potential future competitor.
The local search landscape continues to evolve quickly. New vendors and local optimization tactics are emerging almost daily. Here's a recap of the state of local search, the key players, and how to chart your way forward in this complex area.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has issued a rare apology, admitting that its new Maps tool with iOS 6 isn't good enough. Cook even went as far as to recommend users download rival services to their devices while improvements in its own tool are worked on.
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.
An overview of some of today's search, ad, tech news.
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