Greg Sterling is a Contributing Editor at Search Engine Land. He writes a personal blog, Screenwerk, about connecting the dots between digital media and real-world consumer behavior. He is also VP of Strategy and Insights for the Local Search Association. Follow him on Twitter or find him at Google+.[/caption] … [Read more...] about Will Apple’s Move Bring A Real & Perhaps Better Google Maps To iOS?
Last June Apple renewed its iOS mapping deal with Google; however the term of the renewal was not disclosed. I would be surprised if it was a multi-year agreement. If so Apple would probably have to buy out the term of the contract. And if it were only a one-year term, that would probably have signaled to Google that its days as the maps provider on iOS were numbered. … [Read more...] about Report: Apple Replacing Google Maps With Own Product In iOS 6
At this invitation-only press gathering, Brian McClendon, VP of Google Maps and Google Earth, will give you a behind-the-scenes look at Google Maps and share our vision. We’ll also demo some of the newest technology and provide a sneak peek at upcoming features that will help people get where they want to go – both physically and virtually. We hope to see you there. … [Read more...] about With iOS Status On The Ropes, Google To Show “Next Dimension” Of Google Maps
Taylor was one of the co-creators of Google Maps and left Google to join Benchmark Capital. At Benchmark, he teamed up with another former Googler, Jim Norris, to create FriendFeed. Of course FriendFeed was snatched up by Facebook back in 2009 for $50 million when he became CTO. At Facebook he led the creation of Open Graph, App Center and Facebook Camera. In his departing message he stated: … [Read more...] about Facebook CTO (And Former Creator of Google Maps & FriendFeed) Bret Taylor Steps Down
But the app is in other ways a step backward from the familiar Google app. For instance, while Apple’s maps feature a 3-D “Flyover” view of some central cities, they lack Google’s very useful ground-level photographic street views. And they also lack public-transit routing. Apple will instead link you to third-party transit apps. Also, while I found Apple’s maps accurate, they tend to default to a more zoomed-in view than Google’s, making them look emptier until you zoom out. … [Read more...] about YouTube Is Top Free App In iTunes Charts; Google Maps To Be Next?