At one of the new Google buildings at the GooglePlex campus in Mountain View, California, they have a new section where they hang license plates from various US states. I am not sure why? Maybe it is near the Google Maps street view stuff? … [Read more...] about Google Building License Plate Art
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Louis Gray snapped a photo of a Tesla at the GooglePlex, main Google offices. The license plate is SKYPE. Yep - the company Microsoft owns. What was it doing there? I have no idea. … [Read more...] about Spotted At GooglePlex: A SKYPE License Plate On Tesla
As to your comment on Google and the user experience, I agree that they are hard to beat. But it is more than just their technology, it is their outlook and willingness to share its successes with its community. For example, any of us can obtain a free license to use the Google Map API. In addition, we can use AdSense to publish Google maps with Google AdSense ads at no cost from Google and make money in the process. Recently Google added the powerful GoogleBar to maps (see my blog on the topic—http://blog.telemapics.com/?p=178 ) allowing the users to search the maps for items of interest, such as kilts in Edinburgh, chocolates in Brussels or anything anywhere. The advantages that Google holds are not just from its technology, but are based on its awareness that putting technology in the hands of its users will result in successes that even Google had not imagined. … [Read more...] about Tectonic Shifts Altering The Terrain At Google Maps
“I felt using the infinity symbol was the best way to represent the ‘car of the future.’” Department Director Bruce Breslow said. “The unique red plate will be easily recognized by the public and law enforcement and will be used only for licensed autonomous test vehicles. When there comes a time that vehicle manufactures market autonomous vehicles to the public, that infinity symbol will appear on a green license plate. … [Read more...] about Nevada Approves Google Auto-Driving Cars, Issues “AU” Plates With Infinity Symbol
Some people may be briefly disoriented by the new look and feel of maps on Foursquare. But Foursquare’s move may also bring more attention and legitimacy to alternative mapping tools and products, including OpenStreet Map. Part of the reason for switching is cost and part is control over a key piece of content. … [Read more...] about Foursquare Breaks Up With Google Maps, Is It The Beginning Of A Trend?