Santa By Android & BlackBerry I can’t link directly to Android applications because the online version of the Android Market makes it nearly impossible to find things there (no way to search, on a market backed by Google?). However, here’s a rundown on what you might try when searching through the market from your Android phone. … [Read more...] about The 2010 Santa Tracker Review, From NORAD To Google Earth
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Furthermore, as the Internet moves onto larger screens (think TV in the living room), these visually rich 3D environments will ultimately become more compelling and more mainstream. It has been rumored for awhile that Google is creating metaverse, like SecondLife. While concrete evidence of that has yet to emerge, you can bet that if Google doesn’t do it itself, someone else will. … [Read more...] about Google Earth And 3D Warehouse Opened Up To ‘Game Developers’
Anything you share on their platform? Sure. And again, just as soon as Google puts the infrastructure in place to get all that sharing into a social graph and then figures out where it’s going to flow. That’s not happening by November, not by a long shot. There is no master social graph for them to export. Geez, if they had that, you’d be seeing it in Orkut. Right now, you want Orkut, you have to sign up for it specifically (and have you? Or are you with Facebook? I actually have an Orkut account, a mature one from before the thing even opened to the public. It’s a graveyard compared to Facebook). … [Read more...] about Google To Pressure Facebook To “Free” Social Data & Planning Google Earth World?
At the end of our trip, a third mapping service came into play for a separate business-related search. We needed to find a gas station near the airport before we returned our rental car. This was a mobile search, so I fired up the MapQuest iPhone app because it has several presets for different types of businesses — including gas stations. A search for “ogg” (the airport code) combined with the gas stations preset button led us exactly where we needed to go. … [Read more...] about Google Maps Vs. Bing Maps: Summer Vacation Planning Showdown
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