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Topic: Maps

Google reportedly mulling $1B Waze bid, could spark bidding war with Facebook

05/23/2013, 08:05 pm

According to Bloomberg sources, Google is looking to throw in a $1 billion bid for Waze, possibly portending a bidding war between the search giant and Facebook, which is also rumored to be eyeing an acquisition of the social mapping service.

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Apple expands iOS Maps' 3D Flyover coverage of California

05/23/2013, 07:05 pm

In a recent update to its iOS Maps app, Apple added Flyover support a large swath of California, including popular tourist attractions like Disneyland in Anaheim.

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Google's new 3D Maps destroy Manhattan in the wake of Apple's Flyover

05/22/2013, 06:05 pm

Nearly a year after Apple introduced its own Maps service in iOS 6 with Flyover 3D satellite views, Google is expanding its own online Maps to support similar 3D satellite imagery, with the same sorts of buckled roads and visual distortions Apple was castigated for last summer.

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Reworked Google Maps for iOS, Android gains better search, tablet compatibility

05/15/2013, 03:05 pm

In the midst of its Google I/O developer conference, the search giant showed off a redesigned version of its popular mapping app, one that will heighten the competition for Maps supremacy on Apple's iOS mobile platform.

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Facebook reportedly in talks to buy social mapping service Waze

05/10/2013, 08:05 am

Waze, the social mapping and traffic service that Apple once recommended as a potential alternative to its own iOS Maps solution, is reportedly in talks with Facebook about a possible acquisition by the networking giant.

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Apple Maps 3D Flyover support comes to Paris

05/09/2013, 11:05 am

Apple continues to gradually expand the number of cities that support its 3D Flyover feature in iOS Maps, with Paris being the latest addition.

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Google's Schmidt: We'd like Apple have Google Maps as default on iOS

04/16/2013, 03:04 pm

Eric Schmidt doesn't hold a grudge against Apple for developing its own rival mapping program for iOS, but the Google chair does seem to think the iPhone maker would be better served with his company's app as the default for its devices.

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Apple's $20M purchase of WiFiSLAM snubs Google's Android for indoor map tech

03/25/2013, 11:03 am

Apple's latest acquisition, WiFiSLAM, was an Android-centric indoor location positioning tool for developers that has now been taken off the market.

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Developers prefer Apple's iOS Maps SDK over Google Maps

03/18/2013, 07:03 pm

An in depth comparison of the development frameworks behind Apple's Maps and Google's finds pros and cons in both, but highlights Apple's as more mature, less limited and recommended for most third party app developers.

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Google restructuring splits up Maps and commerce teams

03/14/2013, 12:03 pm

Google's mapping and commerce unit was split up this week as part of a series of organizational changes undertaken at the search company.

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Apple adds iOS Maps Flyover support, 3D buildings, turn-by-turn navigation in multiple cities

03/12/2013, 08:03 pm

Apple has been quietly updating its much maligned iOS Maps app over the past weeks, adding Flyover support for 15 new cities, while updating 3D building rendering, turn-by-turn navigation, points of interest and other tweaks for many others.

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Apple Maps directions beat Google Maps, Waze in pundit's head-to-head test

03/07/2013, 04:03 pm

Apple's much maligned Maps application for iOS outperformed competitors Google Maps and Waze in a California driving test orchestrated by columnist John C. Dvorak.

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Google updates Chrome & Maps for iOS, brings improved search and sharing

03/05/2013, 11:03 am

Google on Monday rolled out an update for the iOS version of Google Maps, adding contact searching and saved addresses. A separate update for its Chrome browser, gives iDevice users improved search functionality and browser navigation, as well as better sharing features.

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Google Maps SDK for iOS updated with support for polylines and ground overlays

02/21/2013, 05:02 pm

Google on Thursday issued version 1.1 of its Google Maps SDK for iOS, giving developers access to new mapping tools including ground overlays, viewing gesture controls and polylines.

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Apple still pushing to improve iOS Maps Flyover with new hires

02/19/2013, 11:02 am

Recent job postings from Apple indicate that the tech giant is still looking to expand its team to address quality issues that sprung up when it switched from Google's mapping system to its own in-house Maps app.

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Australian authorities blame Apple Maps for inaccuracies in brushfire warning app

02/12/2013, 07:02 pm

Officials in Victoria, Australia are pointing at Apple's much-maligned Maps App for causing dangerous inaccuracies in a bushfire information app, saying that problems with the mapping service make it difficult to determine exactly where fires are when alarms are received.

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New Apple job listings point to iOS Maps improvements

02/05/2013, 06:02 pm

In an update to its Jobs at Apple webpage on Monday, Apple posted at least ten advertisements for positions within the iOS Maps team, suggesting the company is looking to make major enhancements to its proprietary mapping service.

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Tim Cook: Apple's product pipeline is 'chock full' of 'incredible stuff'

01/23/2013, 05:01 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook teased on Wednesday that his company has big plans for the rest of 2013, though he unsurprisingly declined to get into specifics.

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Prank places 'Bad Monkey,' other fake road names in Apple Maps

01/17/2013, 03:01 pm

Irreverent and fallacious names for some of Kabul's main streets appear to have made their way into Apple's Maps app, leading some iOS users to find roads such as "Bad Monkey" and "Hillbilly Hameed" when navigating the Afghan capital.

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Apple-Waze social mapping acquisition 'not happening'

01/03/2013, 02:01 pm

Reports claiming that Apple could buy social mapping service Waze have been rescinded, with the source of the rumor now saying such a deal is "not happening."

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