Part of the continuing emphasis on Maps is undoubtedly due to its acquisition of Keyhole (in 2004), which became Google Earth. Keyhole CEO John Hanke became head of Maps & Local at Google. Hanke’s thoughtful and mature presence at Google has kept the product evolving and growing. And Maps/Earth are a PR machine for Google — witness the recent launch of Ocean and related press exposure. … [Read more...] about ComScore To Report Google Maps Now Number 1
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While that’s certainly true as a practical matter, a number of people at the time raised the persistent question of Google’s neutrality vis-à-vis its own properties and third parties such as Yahoo Maps and Mapquest. The question of Google’s obligations to third parties and to “neutrality” goes to the heart of the debate over Google’s power and rising centrality in the online experience for many users. Indeed, yesterday Hitwise also reported that Google had reached a new market-share watermark of 66 percent of US searches for December, 2007. … [Read more...] about Google Maps Gaining On Market Leader Mapquest
Sometimes places don’t exist where Google Maps say they do. That can happen when places close and it’s not reported to maps, or places move and don’t update their address information on the Web, or sometimes places just aren’t where Google Maps say they are. I tried to find a local restaurant last year, and drove around in circles until finally giving up. I later found that the place had closed, but wasn’t sure of the right way to try to report my inability to find it to Google when I was driving around, since I wasn’t sure that it had closed at that time. … [Read more...] about GPS to Correct Google Maps and Driving Directions as a Local Search Ranking Factor?
As I’m sure others will be doing later today, we will attempt to independently confirm this rumor. Neither Google nor Apple are likely to offer any official comment however. Yet the very public and methodical acquisition and development of mapping capabilities by Apple, as well as some high profile job postings, all but guarantee that the rumor is substantially if not completely accurate. … [Read more...] about Report: Apple Replacing Google Maps With Own Product In iOS 6
The Maps app that’s on iOS now uses Google Maps, but pales in comparison to the experience that Google Maps offers on Android and the desktop. Apple has been acquiring mapping technology companies over the past few years, and has already started moving away from Google Maps in its iPhoto software. … [Read more...] about With iOS Status On The Ropes, Google To Show “Next Dimension” Of Google Maps