Jiujitsu is the art of using your opponent’s strengths against them. Apple may be applying precisely that strategy against Google in the middle of its seeming Maps debacle.
Just as Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized for the dismal state of Apple Maps today, Google has updated its Maps application with even more high-res and satellite imagery.
When you’re comparing mobile maps apps, is it fair to throw a non-existent address at them?
How long will it be until Google Maps comes back to iOS? Google Chairman Eric Schmidt is staying quiet on an answer.
Editor’s Pick Apple Maps lacks data, and fixing it will require a significant crowdsourcing effort that will take Apple quite a long time, says mapping expert Mike Dobson
As we all know, people don’t like change. And chances are, if you’ve already upgraded to iOS 6, you’re missing Google Maps. Apple’s Maps app is homegrown, organic, free-range, and not fed any geographical by-products. And yet, for many it’s just missing the mark. Here’s a funny, new Tumblr to help you with the road rage.
Checking out the interior of a business on Google Maps just got a bit easier. The company now has markers on its maps that show you where and how you can virtually get inside your favorite shops.
Shunning Google, Amazon may soon join forces with Nokia for its upcoming Kindle Fire maps.
Since its launch in 2009, Waze has enjoyed a remarkable trajectory to the world’s largest crowdsourced traffic information service.
Google has added live traffic information to more than 130 U.S. cities and the capitals of Colombia, Costa Rica, and Panama.
Google updated its Maps application to version 6.5 for Android today, and with the update comes a new Navigation home screen for Ice Cream Sandwich users, faster maps on high-pixel-density devices, and new public-transit options.
As we reported recently, since Google raised the price to access its maps API, a lot of companies have switched to OpenStreetMap when adding geo-data into their services. Now it seems like Apple has joined the club, using OSM in the new iPhoto for iPad and iPhone. But as intrepid blogger Alistair Aitchison points out, Apple didn’t bother to credit the creators of these maps, and is using two-year-old, out-of-date information.
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Yet another major company has jumped into patent squabbles with Google. British Telecommunications filed suit against the search giant on Thursday for infringing on six patents.
Google Maps for Android has just launched a new update that tackles some of the toughest navigation challenges around: the interior world.
Will Wright’s games from SimCity to The Sims have sold more than 100 million units. That’s why people are paying attention to his new startup and game idea, HiveMind. The Berkeley, Calif.-based company is focused on “personal gaming,” or a kind of title that can customize itself for the individual player, taking into account aspects of a player’s real-life situation as elements of the game.
Editor's Pick Apple has apparently acquired a company called C3 Technologies that has sophisticated processing technology that can build 3D maps.
Google is taking its Street View feature indoors. The company announced last May it would be taking interior shots of stores, but now it is moving out of its pilot phase with more 360 degree interiors cropping up online.
Google quietly updated its Google Maps app for Android this week, a move that helps shed more light on the company’s local search strategy and its decision to purchase reviews service Zagat yesterday.
Starting today, Google is letting users search Google Maps and get directions with just their voices — no typing required.
Google has finally added weather data to its maps, but is this really the best it can do?