• Google Maps can now track where users have been

    Google Maps can now track where users have been

    Google Maps has released a new feature that enables users to view all the places they have been. The feature, called “Your Timeline”, provides accurate information on which locations users have visited throughout the day. However, Google Maps users need not worry about their movements being public, as the feature will only work if they have shared their location with Google.

  • Google Maps Losing Market Share

    Google Maps Losing Market Share

    Both Apple and Foursquare have now officially stopped using Google Maps as their mapping source for apps.  Foursquare dropped Google Maps from its Web-based offering and then Apple dropped it for its iPhoto for iOS features.  Smaller businesses and startups are foregoing Google’s mapping app in favor of others, like the open-source, crowd-sourced OpenStreetMap. Why? 
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  • Trendsmap goes multilingual, gets more accurate

    Trendsmap goes multilingual, gets more accurate

    Trendsmap is a fun mashup that tracks trending Twitter topics by geographical location. The site combines data from the Twitter API and What The Trend which it then displays on a Google map that users can sort by city or general region, seeing the trending topics in real time. All of this is displayed over
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  • Google Sightseeing Targets Target, The Satellite Advertising Phenom Begins

    Google Sightseeing Targets Target, The Satellite Advertising Phenom Begins

    Fans of Google Sightseeing, the site that takes you on a tour of the world through the eyes of Google Earth and Google Maps will agree that the site is popular for many reasons, most of which center around its motto “Why bother seeing the world for real?” and the humor inherent in many of
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  • MapQuest Goes Local

    MapQuest Goes Local

    Mapquest has decided to step up its one dominant presence today.  Both Yelp Reviews and Sports News will now be included on the site. Last month MapQuest launched a new feature called MapQuest Local, which brought all of your local information into a simplified dashboard.  They launched this feature to give you some “what” and
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