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Corrections Corp. of America Reaches Settlement in Idaho Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

53 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake

Idaho Correctional Center, Screenshot from Google Maps[/caption]On February 23rd, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) settled a lawsuit brought by a former nurse at the Idaho Correctional Center (ICC) named Michelle Pierce, who claimed she had been fired in retaliation for reporting sexual harassment and abuse by her colleagues. Show More Summary

Uber maps a future without Google, Apple

Ride sharing app buys deCarta to reduce reliance of Google, Apple Maps.

Uber to buy deCarta, maker of digital maps

9 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Uber Technologies is buying digital mapping specialist deCarta in a deal that may help the rapidly growing ride-hailing service lessen its dependence on navigation services supplied by Google and Apple.

Uber Buys Mapping Software, Signaling Growing Tensions With Google

Uber is finally loosening its chokehold on the billions of dollars it’s raised over the years, with the acquisition of deCarta, a mapping software business that was founded back in 1996. The post Uber Buys Mapping Software, Signaling Growing Tensions With Google appeared first on WIRED.

Uber's first-ever public acquisition, maps firm deCarta, will lessen reliance on Apple, Google

Ridesharing startup Uber has finally shown its hand in the mergers and acquisitions market, picking up small navigation and geospatial services firm deCarta in a move that some say is designed to help Uber lessen its dependence on mapping services from Apple and Google.

Uber Bolsters Mapping Software With Rare Acquisition

Uber said it acquired deCarta, a small maker of mapping software, as the ridesharing giant aims to lessen its dependence on Google and Apple. Most of the 40 employees of San Jose, Calif.-based deCarta will join Uber to work on its maps, an Uber spokeswoman said in an emailed statement. Show More Summary

Uber just bought a mapping startup

Uber is buying a mapping startup called deCarta for an undisclosed amount, Mashable reports. Right now, Uber uses Google Maps data to power its apps for drivers and riders. This new acquisition hints that that relationship might not last. Show More Summary

Waze gets Google’s greenlight to be pre-installed on Android

When Google purchased Waze for roughly $1.15 billion in 2013, it was easy to assume that it would largely end up folded into Google Maps. But it looks as if Google has different…

Google Street View Now Allows You To Zip-Line Through The Amazon Jungle

The latest feature to be added to Google Maps is the opportunity to venture into the depths of the Amazon jungle. It might not be as comprehensive as some of the other Google maps around the world, but cameras on zip-line managed toShow More Summary

What the CIA used before Google Maps

These days, it’s easy to take for granted just how amazing Google Maps is. Not only is Google’s mapping service incredibly useful for getting where you want to go, the satellite imagery it provides is the stuff straight out of old school spy movies. Show More Summary

This Experimental Bicycle Is Actually A Revolutionary Navigation System

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Remember when Google Maps started letting you compare travel time between "driving, walking, public transport?" Probably not, because we take it for granted. Now Ford is experimenting with a vehicle-and-nav-system pairing that's just as versatile. Read more...

Zip from the Amazon rain forest’s canopy to the forest floor with Google Street View

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Google's Street View now maps out a trip on a zip line between the forest floor and the canopy of the Amazon rain forest, the company announced in a late Sunday blog post.Views: Top of Amazon Forest Zip Line by Google MapsRead full article >>

#Gitmo2Chicago Twitter Hashtag: Protests Surge For Alleged CIA-Styled Torture ‘Black Site’ As Police Release Homan Square Fact Sheet [Video]

If a person pops the intersection of “Homan and Fillmore” into Google, the search engine returns an innocently named “Chicago Police Department Evidence and Recovered Property Section” via Google Maps. The former warehouse hovering nearly...Show More Summary

The Tree Of Contemplative Practices Maps Out The Ways Mindfulness Effects Our Lives

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Mirabai Bush, a meditation and mindfulness teacher who leads Google's mindfulness training, "Search Inside Yourself," pointed us to an illustration of contemplative practices, which shows the breadth of meditation and mindfulness within traditions. Show More Summary

Google Maps adds quick facts for local points of interest and more in latest update

Google Maps for iPhone and iPad has been updated. The app will now help you find businesses near an address that you search for. You can also find quick facts about local landmarks. Users can also now find information for upcoming events from select venues. Show More Summary

Apps: AG Drive, Delectable Wines, Google Maps + more

5 days agoTechnology / Mobile : iLounge

Games AG Drive ($4) — Three years in development, this new 3D racing game from Finnish game studio ZORG entertainment takes players on a blazingly fast-paced anti-grav race through a stunning and lively futuristic Earth city landscape. Show More Summary

Google Maps for iOS adds POI quick facts, upcoming events for select venues, more

Google is packing even more useful information into the latest version of its Maps app for iOS. Google Maps 4.3.0 for iPhone and iPad adds several contextual data points to locations like nearby businesses for address searches, quick facts for notable locations, and even event information for select venues.As you can see with the Empire State […]

Google Maps for iOS update brings calendaring and event information upgrades

Google Maps has today started rolling out an update to the app on iOS that bumps it to version 4.3.0. Most notably, it allows you to add public transport directions to your calendar. Alongside general bug fixes, the improvements include...Show More Summary

Someone Tell Google Maps: 8th & Pine Is The Arch Station

The other day I noticed a sign on MetroLink promoting 8th & Pine as the station for visiting the Arch. Since our original light rail line opened in 1993 the Laclede’s Landing station has been the most direct but given the planned new West-facing museum entrance it’s logical to begin...

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