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Google wants to know where you're driving

Jun 10, 2013
Google is reportedly acquiring the navigation company Waze for more than a billion dollars. The acquisition will further swell Google's pile of personal data -- it also keeps Waze out of the hands of Google's competitors.
Posted In: Google, google maps, app, social media

California rules against reading phone maps while driving

Apr 9, 2013
Given that it is legal to manipulate other devices in a car, the court suggests that people should take it up with the legislature to change the law if the ruling seems arbitrary.
Posted In: mobile, maps, google maps, california

Apple joins race for indoor mapping technology

Mar 25, 2013
Apple's purchase of an indoor mapping startup shows the competition for technology to help people navigate inside airports and stores -- as well as let marketers track consumers more closely.
Posted In: startup, google maps, smartphone, app, maps

Google unveils detailed North Korea map

Jan 29, 2013
Google's surprisingly detailed new maps of North Korea offer a view into the isolated nation that the world has never seen before.
Posted In: North Korea, Google, google maps

Google maps app invades the iPhone

Dec 13, 2012
Google's new maps app was a blockbuster download on its first day. Will Apple ever lure its users back to Apple Maps?
Posted In: google maps, apple, iPhone

To some, Google Maps app is a win for Apple

Dec 13, 2012
The new Google Maps app, released late yesterday for iPhone, may not be so unwelcome.
Posted In: apple, Google, iPhone5, google maps

While Apple apologizes, map app competitors show users the way

Sep 28, 2012
CEO Tim Cook took to the Apple website Friday to say he's sorry for the company's lousy maps and to steer users to the competition -- who are more than happy to supply the panicking masses with map apps.
Posted In: iPhone, iOS6, google maps

Paper or digital? How do you want your map?

Jun 7, 2012
Mobile map apps are big business, but do they help or hurt our geographical literacy?
Posted In: google maps

Google Maps to give disaster alerts

Jan 26, 2012
But can I get directions to that tornado? On the bus?
Posted In: Google, google maps

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