Google's latest acquisition is Gecko Designs -- a Los Gatos, California-based industrial design firm that will help develop Google X products including self-driving cars and internet balloons.
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Microsoft is touting that Bing has surpassed 100 cities that have Streestside and 3D imagery support; a notable achievement in the highly competitive mapping services market.
Google has launched a new simple but very appealing game based around topical geography trivia and powered by its popular Maps software in which you simply name the city where the event took place.
Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference starts on Monday, June 2nd with a keynote introducing new Apple products. The event is about software so we'll likely see new version of iOS and OS X.
An update from Google has left cyclists with a sleek and well integrated elevation profile feature within Maps. The service is available in 12 countries and hopes to help bikers out when planning.
Google has announced a new feature in Street View, using which the users can now revisit certain locations and see the changes that took place there over time in the Google Maps application.
A new report has revealed details on Apple's next major version of iOS. A much improved maps application may be a centrepiece of the iOS 8 update which should be announced this summer.
If you ever thought Street View was something you couldn't manipulate and contribute to Google Maps, wonder no more. Google has now made it possible to create your own Street View experiences.
The questionably named OS X Mavericks is out for all to purchase today. But should we trust this very incremental update? Are the performance updates really noticeable?
Nokia is no stranger to taking pot shots at rivals for their Lumia phones or services when they can, now they've taken the opportunity to take a shot at Apple for their faulty maps service on Twitter.
Apple hasn't had a lot of luck with their Maps software. With a less than "fair" launch and then a ton of direction glitches (some life threatening), the latest directs drivers onto an active runway!
Google has started to roll out Google Maps 2.0 for iOS, bringing more features and functionality to iOS devices that are already present in the Android version of the app.
Google's spring-cleaning of services continues, taking down another service. With Reader gone, the company has decided to eliminate Latitude next, as well as all products pertaining to the service.
What was thought to be a retired stealth fighter jet has been spotted on Bing maps. The jet is clearly out on the tarmac and could signal the revival of the fighter program.
Microsoft has released new updates for its in-house Maps, Finance and Video apps for Windows 8, although at the moment only the Maps and Video apps have a change log of new features.
We take a hands-on look at the new iteration of the world's most popular mapping service, Google Maps. The update brings improved imagery, 3D features, updated navigation tools, and more.
Nokia has launched a new feature for its HERE Maps applications on Windows Phone 8: LiveSight - similar to the augmented reality City Lens function found on Lumia devices.
A pretty major update is coming to the web version of Google Maps and we finally got to see some of the features. These include better UI and learning algorithms for better search results.
A new report claims Apple wants to go after GPS systems in cars and replace them with its own Apple Maps solutions. Users will be able to see directions directly on their dashboards.
In their latest April Fools' prank, Google have released a third layer for its mapping service, offering the capacity to browse the globe as a treasure map. Ahoy!
Apple have been quietly updating their Maps application in order to compete with Google. Apple updated satellite imagery in various places, as well as adding 'Flyover' to new cities around the world.
Google is approaching a settlement over Wi-Fi data tapping, being forced to cough up $7 million to some 30 U.S. states.
Google has made good on its word and has lifted the block that was preventing Windows Phone users from accessing Google maps via the phones IE browser; sanity has been restored.
Earlier this week it was discovered that Google were intentionally blocking Windows Phone users from accessing Maps via the web. This weekend we want to know if this practice annoyed you
Google has stated that it is intentionally blocking Windows Phone users from accessing its mobile map services by stating that they only support webkit mobile browsers and that IE is unsupported.
If you are a Windows Phone user and you enjoy using Google maps via your browser, you are up the creek without a paddle as Google is now blocking Windows Phone users from accessing this service.
Apple's own mapping solution seems to slide further down the drain as Google's new maps app for iOS 6 has become the top free app on the App Store with 10 million downloads within its first two days
Google has finally launched their mapping app on iOS devices, including popular features such as turn-by-turn navigation and Street View. The risk of getting lost as how dramatically decreased
The Victorian Police Force has issued a warning to motorists not to trust Apple's Maps app in iOS 6, after some people became stranded in a forest after following directions too closely
The Bing team has brought a huge amount of new satellite and Global Ortho aerial images to Bing Maps, covering 15 million square kilometers and comprising of 121 terabytes of new imagery
It's no secret that iOS 6 Maps sucks, and that users are clamoring for a Google Maps app. However sources say that Apple may not approve such an app in an effort to promote their own solution.
Google is introducing AMBER Alerts into their Public Alerts platform. AMBER Alerts will provide information to users through Google Search and Maps wanting to help in the search for abducted children.
In a new report, developers are claiming that they gave Apple feedback on multiple problems in its iOS 6 Maps app - including major data quality issues - well before it launched to the public.
We all know that Steve Jobs had a vendetta against Google, but a new report shows that it went even deeper than we knew: Jobs seriously considered dumping Google as Apple's default search engine.
Oracle will officially be switching to Nokia's mapping and location services. The move was confirmed today and is expected to be publicly announced tomorrow at Oracle OpenWorld.
The catalyst for Apple dropping Google Maps for its own in-house developed solution was apparently a disagreement over voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation, a feature not included in the contract.
Google don't seem concerned with iOS Maps. Eric Schmidt has taken time from promo work in Japan to address some of the issues that Apple has been faced with, giving Google's take on the situation.
Apple are working hard to rectify the mapping horror show that they created when iOS Maps debuted; part of this involves dipping into the job market, seeking developers to work improve the service.
The new iOS 6 release includes Apple's own Maps app, but it's being slammed for having lots of seemingly dumb mistakes, with one UK site showcasing a list of obvious errors.
Microsoft has an opportunity to push its Bing App onto iOS users who find the new iOS 6 maps to be lacking in functionality. With Google out of the way, Microsoft could proposition iOS users.
Google today announced that they will update Android Maps with new features, conveniently on the day that Apple is set to release its mobile operating system, iOS 6.
Apple is partnering with Yandex to use the Russian search giant's APIs in its new in-house Maps app, and is said to be discussing making Yandex the default search provider for Russian iOS devices.
Anonymous sources have teased that Nokia will provide mapping services for Amazon's Kindle Fire, a feature the current tablet lacks, ignoring Google's already popular and established service.
Forget Google's Street View for the road! The company has released new panoramic images of the South Pole and several 'landmarks' on our southern most continent.
Maps could be the new battle arena for tech giants, with Amazon the latest to signal plans to move into the mapping industry after acquiring 3D mapping startup UpNext for an undisclosed amount.