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Google Maps can now search along your route if you’re biking or walking

Although drivers have long had access to the ability to search along their routes with Google Maps, now pedestrians and bicyclists have the option.

Why I hate Waze

On a recent evening, caught in traffic on the way to Hollywood, my wife suggested we use Waze or Google Maps -- some app or another to help us work around the crush of cars and trucks that mired the macadam like a mud flow. This is the sort of technology I should like; I will go blocks out of my...

Maps Plus

Yesterday’s post about my distaste for Google’s use of Android-style Material Design for their iOS apps reminded me about one of the most interesting iOS apps I’ve seen in the last year: “Maps+”, from IZE. It’s a native iOS app that follows the UI design of Apple Maps, but uses Google Maps for the actual maps. Show More Summary

Alaska can't spell Hawaii, and another state can't spell itself - CNET

In honor of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Google Trends releases a map showing which word each state struggles to spell.

Google's map of the most misspelled word in every state is embarrassing no matter where you're from.

3 days agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Google Trends, possessor of all the revealing and embarrassing data on human Internet behavior, is back with evidence that the American education system is still in tatters. The infographic shows the top searches for "how to spell ____" in each state so far this year (continue scrolling for easier-to-read excerpts). Show More Summary

Can Advertising On Google Maps Open A New Revenue Stream For The Company ?

In a recent post on its company blog, Alphabet Inc.’s subsidiary Google stated that it is experimenting with “Promoted Pins” on Google Maps, which will allow local businesses to reach consumers with the pin popping up on Maps when the consumer is near the advertiser’s location. The company believes that [...]

Laketran's Routes Join Google Maps

Laketran joins hundreds of cities in the U.S. who are providing transit routes data to Google Maps. For those who are not regular bus riders, and may need to find a way to work or to school

America's Most Misspelled Words

3 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

It's spelling bee season! The National Spelling Bee is still going on at the time that I write this. But I'm confident that none of the finalists would have trouble with any of the words on this map. Google Trends measured searches for "how to spell X" -- the X being a mispelled word. Show More Summary

Day Around The Bay: A 420-Friendly Gym Is Coming To SF

Also, Google Maps will soon be full of ads, FLAX has an unexpected revival, and visitors to the new SFMOMA get a chance to ponder what is and is not "art." [ more › ]

Terrapattern is a neural net powered reverse image search for maps

Terrapattern is a visual search engine that, from the moment you first use it, you wonder: why didn’t Google come up with this ten years ago? Click on a feature on the map — a baseball diamond, a marina, a roundabout — and it immediately highlights everything its algorithm thinks looks like it. It’s remarkably fast, simple to use, and potentially very powerful. Read More

Uber taps Foursquare’s Places data so you never have to type an address again

Foursquare and Uber have today announced a global partnership that would use Foursquare’s location data to let users type in a venue name (instead of address) when setting their destination. Uber currently partners with Google Maps for points of interest, with TomTom Navigation hooked into the driver apps for directions and transit information. Show More Summary

Here's what your state Googles more than any other. What is going on in Georgia?

5 days agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

One thing you learn pretty quickly from this map of which questions each state Googles more than any other is that people are fking insane all across America. To be clear, this is not a map of which questions each state Googles the most. Show More Summary

New Windows Update Needs More RAM, WhatsApp Gold Is Malware… [Tech News Digest]

Windows 10 Anniversary Update requires more RAM, WhatsApp Gold is nothing but malware, the Google Nexus Player is no more, Google Maps adds more ads, and the Clueless Gamer plays Overwatch. Microsoft Ups Windows 10 Minimum Specs #Windows10...Show More Summary

Local Search Ads on Google Maps

Google Maps users may soon see a new form of advertising when they use the popular mapping service that displays local search ads when the product is being used. The ads will be displayed on Google Maps for the desktop and for mobile. Show More Summary

Google Maps to get promoted pins for local businesses

Thanks to some new changes to AdWords, Google Maps will now let users view ongoing in-store promotions and search the store's inventory.

Google is about to bombard users with more and bigger mobile ads

Google's advertisers may soon figure much more prominently into the terrain of the company's maps feature. A new type of ad offering will let companies buy the ability to place a small logo image over their physical locations on Google Maps, the search giant announced on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Say hello to branded advertisement pins coming soon to Google Maps

Google is bringing a new form of advertising to Google Maps and it's coming to us in the form of branded advertisement pins.

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