Monday, November 30, 2009

Google Street View News

Search Month European Edition, November 2009
Search Engine Land (blog)
Swiss suing Google over Streetview. Switzerland asked Google to blur Streetview images several months ago and though Google says they are making progress, ...


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The Canadian Press
Google wooing Canadian job seekers, says Canada among 'most engaged' web surfers
The Canadian Press
Google Street View was first launched in the US in May 2007 but just arrived in Canada in October. Google says it has now charted more than a dozen Canadian ...

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Google's Street View capturing Olympic venues
Metro Canada - Vancouver
This is the first special collection of Street View imagery in Canada. Street View in Google Maps contains still images only, and according to Google ...


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In Japan, an Odd Perch for Google: Looking Up at the Leader
New York Times
In May, Google was forced to reshoot its entire =93Street View=94 image stock in Japan =97 with a camera positioned to capture views 15 inches lower =97 after ...


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Google Street View

guardian.co.uk
Google Street View raises crime fears in South Africa
guardian.co.uk
In fact, the Toyota Prius cars and the quirky tricycles belong to Google, which is bringing its popular but controversial Street View service to Africa for ...
Google Street View's headaches around the world
guardian.co.uk
IA couple tried to sue Google after an image of their home appeared on Street View but their privacy claim was thrown out by a judge. ...


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Google Street View News

Google Adding 2010 Winter Games Venues to Street View
ChrisD.ca (blog)
Earlier this year, Google debuted Street View in several Canadian cities. A spokesperson for Google told ChrisD.ca that while they have compiled images of ...


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RIT a finalist for Google's 'Street View'
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
If RIT wins the contest, Google will send its Street View trike to the campus, where a rider will drive it throughout the campus while nine onboard cameras ...


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Google to capture Street View images of Olympic venues in Vancouver and Whistler
Georgia Straight
By Stephen Hui If you see a Google car with cameras mounted on its roof driving around Vancouver next week, it's probably beefing up the Street View imagery ...


Friday, November 27, 2009

Google Streets News

Google Street View
insideTORONTO.com
Then there should be a link to see the "street view." Voila. You see what the neighbourhood looks like as if you were standing right there. Two notes. ...


Google Street View

Google Street View launching Olympic special collection for Canada
Canada.com
While Google Street View has raised privacy issues and has not been without controversy, on the day it launched for Canada, global traffic to Street View on ...
Google's Earth
New York Times
Have you not glanced at Street View in Google Maps? Have you not relied on the humble aid of the search-box calculator, or checked out Google's movie ...


Google Streets News

Streets snapped for internet map
Worcester News
By Lauren Rogers =BB INTERNET users will soon be able to log on and view a three-dimensional panoramic map of Worcester. The Google Street View car has been ...


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Google Analytics Branded As =93Illegal=94 By German Regulators
eBrandz
Earlier this year Google's controversial panoramic mapping service =93Street View=94 came under scrutiny over privacy protection in Germany, and now a group of ...


Google Street View News

Google, EBay Wanted as Prisoners of Privacy Wars
Bloomberg
This month a Swiss government agency reported it was taking Google to administrative court because its Street View service doesn't protect the privacy of ...


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Google Streets News

Google's Privacy Strategy- a sequel
Gerson Lehrman Group
see my recent analysis titled "Switzerland sues Google over Street View privacy concerns' dated 11/13/2009. 2. Clearly, examples like cartoons of Prophet ...


Google Street View News

Radio 1
Website recreates London's West End
Radio 1
The company says its product is very different from Google's Streetview and Maps. Near Global founder Alex Wrottesley said: "If they wanted to, Google and ...


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Google Streets News

Times LIVE
80% World Cup tickets unsold
Times LIVE
IN TIME FOR 2010: Google's Street View car and the Google Trike were in Soweto yesterday, capturing images of Vilakazi Street and the water towers for ...


Google Street View

Total PDA Newsroom (blog)
Google Maps Navigation now available for Android 1.6
Total PDA Newsroom (blog)
... handy features such as Google search (typed or spoken) to enter your destination; fresh map, business, and traffic data; and satellite and Street View ...


Google News Update

tomtom defends iphone app/cradle price
TechRadar UK
One of the big discussions in the sat-nav world is around Google's decision to move into turn-by-turn navigation through its Google Maps and Street View, ...


Google Street View

Web marketing to the max & Google Street View comes to olde Cape Cod
Cape Cod Today
It seems like not too long ago, maybe a few months, I was never able to find any Street Views of Cape Cod addresses using Google Maps. A Street View ...


Google Street View News

Local Google Street View winners announced
ITWeb
In today's technology roundup: Local Google Street View winners announced, e-mail leak highlights 'hacktivism' trend, Intel Core i9 tests show performance ...


Google Street View - UK

Germany Going After Google Again, This Time over Analytics Government ...
Softpedia
Most likely it's the first, but it doesn't discount from the fact that Google is getting in trouble again in the country, after the whole Street View affair ...


Google News Update

3... 2... 1... Aquapod blasts off for fun!
FOX 8 News WVUE-TV
The company claims you can use Street View or satellite imagery to view your route, and get access to the most recent maps without ever needing to update ...


Google News Update

ESPN
When it comes to Pollin, think big picture
ESPN
It should be a collage -- in his case, one that would include not just that Google Street view of DC's Chinatown district but everything from ...


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Google News Update

TECH KNOW: Motorola DROID debuts
NEXT
Map findings and location navigation and finding is powered, through its inbuilt GPS system and Google maps, which has a street view and satellite imagery ...


Google Streets News

News Corp. Joined by Rivals Weighing Google Block
Bloomberg
Google, based in Mountain View, California, added 74 cents to $583.09 at 4 pm New York time in Nasdaq Stock Market trading. Belo jumped 36 cents, ...


Google News Update

Searchcowboys (Blog)
Germany says Google Analytics is illegal
Searchcowboys (Blog)
Though the search giant is the most used search engine in Germany authorities keep on targeting Google. Either Google Books is illegal or Streetview causes ...
Google Maps Navigation Now Available for Android 1.6
Brighthand
... brings access to Google search (typed or spoken) to enter the destination; updated map, business, and traffic data; and satellite and Street View ...


Google Street View

PC World
More Android Users Get Google Maps Navigation
PC World
Google Maps Navigation enhances turn-by-turn navigation by merging GPS functionality with features you're already used to on Google Maps such as street view ...
Vote for MSU in Google's 360-degree tour
Lansing State Journal
Google Maps, part of the search engine run by Mountain View, Calif.-based Google Inc., plans to add images of a college campus to its Street View feature, ...


Google News Update

Cape routes top street view poll
Independent Online
... spectacular Chapmans Peak Drive have topped a poll on which South African tourist attractions should get first visit from Google's Street View trikes. ...


Google Street View - UK

SA public votes for Street View Trike to capture the big outdoors
Media Update
We're excited that web users across the world will soon be able to do virtual road trips along some of these routes, through Google Street View. ...


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Tina Fountain REALTORS
Times-Georgian
In addition, we feature full details of each listing along with Google Streetview, Google Maps, and Bing Bird's Eye View.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Google Street View

CNET News
Can News Corp. afford calling Google's bluff?
CNET News
The folks at the Googleplex make it clear that a content owner that believes Google is unfairly indexing (or stealing, depending on your point of view) ...


Google Street View - UK

But analysts say avoiding the search giant likely too costly for media giants
MarketWatch
s online version of The Wall Street Journal depend heavily on Google's popularity. According to data from Experian Hitwise, Google regularly accounts for ...


Google Street View News

ReadWriteWeb (blog)
Google Brings Its Turn-By-Turn Navigation App to Older Android Phones
ReadWriteWeb (blog)
Just like the Android 2.0 version, Google Maps Navigation for Android 1.6 will include voice guidance, traffic data, satellite and Street View imagery. ...
News Corp. Said to Consider Blocking Google; Talks to Microsoft
Bloomberg
Gabriel Stricker, a spokesman for Mountain View, California- based Google, also wouldn't address the negotiations. Google's news search drives traffic to ...


Google Street View News

Voting Underway for Next Location Mapped on Google Street View
ABC News
Five universities are vying for the chance to be the next campus mapped by Google Street View. Google maps has been recording 360-degree horizontal and ...
Happy Thanksgiving Travels: Google Maps Navigation now available for Android 1.6
Ecran Mobile
... like using Google search (typed or spoken) to enter your destination; fresh map, business, and traffic data; and satellite and Street View imagery along ...


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Murdoch's plans to cut off Google will increase his revenue
Gerson Lehrman Group
That's not very much, especially if you take Murdoch's view that Google is benefiting from WSJ content more than the WSJ is benefiting from the traffic. ...


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Voters could put Alcatraz on Google map
The San Francisco Examiner
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area is pushing for voters to have Google photograph Alcatraz for the Street View application. Google Maps released a ...


Google Streets News

CNET News
Report: Microsoft may help News Corp. delist sites
CNET News
For example, if the Wall Street Journal added a line such as online.wsj.com/robots.txt, content from the site would be rendered invisible to Google. ...


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Google Streets News

Google Chrome OS: Big Brother Google Gets Bigger
PC World
Street View: A feature of Google Maps that lets you explore city streets from a driver's or pedestrian's vantage point. Although Google blurs faces and ...


Google Street View

New Zealand Herald
Debbie Mayo-Smith: Join the smartphone cult and you won't look back
New Zealand Herald
Google the company on your smartphone, and click on the address to see where it is on the built- in map. You can even use Streetview to see what the ...


Google Street View News

Google maps adding bike routes to its navigation settings
Examiner.com
To gather "street view" footage of the growing database of off-road paths, Google has built a special tricycle to tow the cameras through bike paths and ...


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Google Street View

Voters can help trail get all Googley-eyed
The Spokesman Review
The Centennial Trail along the shoreline of the Spokane River may get a Google Street View. Spokane's Centennial Trail is a finalist to be Googled by trike. ...


Google Street View - UK

Thoughts On The Motorola Droid
InformationWeek
This turn-by-turn navigation service is highly accurate (as long as you have a steady data connection) and will even switch to Street View once you reach ...


Friday, November 20, 2009

Google Street View - UK

Google Street View: Virtual Tours your competitors don't use
Real Estate News | BiggerPockets.com (blog)
A pop-up menu will appear, you should have a =93Street View=94 link available to you. If you don't have a =93Street View=94 link, then this means that Google hasn't ...


Google Streets News

Google Street View as Art
MIT Technology Review (blog)
fiberman : How amusing. A contributor to the WSJ suggests eating your fellow man. Well, isn't that just what... kstauff : I believe the deficit left by the ...


Google News Update

Boos and Bravos
Web Devil
Bravo to ASU being a contender for Google Street View. The University is in the running to have the campus featured online as part of Google Maps' US Street ...


Google Street View News

Google Builds Out A National Real Estate Search Engine
Search Engine Land (blog)
Like this one for a home in Seattle: The real estate listing place pages include property information, photos, map placement, Street View imagery and ...


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Google Street View - UK

Google Navigation is a Total GPS Replacement=97As Long As You're Connected
Lifehacker
From the video tour Google offered up with the Droid launch, it's easy to assume that Navigation offers a turn-by-turn experience inside its Street View ...


Google Street View - UK

Mobile cameras click city views
Toowoomba Chronicle
This Google car driving down Darmstadt Court is one of dozens of cars in Australia taking photos for next year's Google Street View update. ...


Google Streets News

Meet The Next Best Street Photographer: Google
NPR
Does Google have the cool, objective perspective that photojournalists strive to attain? Jon Rafman might argue so. By scouring the street view offered by ...


Google Street View - UK

Google partners Singapore's LTA for Maps
Cnet Asia
One of the questions raised during the Q&A session was when Street View would be available in Singapore. Street View is a feature of Google Maps and Google ...


Google Street View

Google Street View privacy woes
ITWeb
In this World Wide Wrap: Google Street View privacy woes, MS settles spying suit, and legislators warn Virginia's IT chief. ...


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Google Street View

Editorial: Ogling campus on Google
Web Devil
A virtual stroll down the Tempe campus may soon be possible courtesy of Google Street View. ASU is in the running for Google Maps' US Street View Special ...


Google Street View - UK

See Hawaii from Street View with Google Maps
Geek.com
Even Google has been missing Hawaii. It was the only state the company didn't have featured on Street View on Google Maps. At least, that was until an ...


Google Street View

Future of web search is '' and 'visual', expert tells C4
Information World Review
... Review 18 Nov 2009 According to Weitz, the concept of searching is already brought into the mainstream with applications such as Google Streetview. ...


Google News Update

Google Maps set to show how to get there by bike
road.cc
However, if evidence from past innovations such as Google Street View is anything to go by, features and functionality first introduced in the US do ...


Google Streets News

Google =96 Violating Privacy Laws? Swiss May Have a Point!
Gerson Lehrman Group
Limiting Google's Street View will not stop the bad guys, but for goodness sakes, do you actually have to give the bad guys a helping hand? ...
Techgoondu
Google Maps in Singapore partners with the Land Transport Authority
Techgoondu
... route (most are aghast when I wave my phone at them as evidence) . With Street View on the way, pedestrians (and cab addicts) are going to be so empowered!


Google News Update

Campus with a Street View
Web Devil
ASU is in the running to be the first university featured on Google Street View.(Scott Stuk | The State Press) asu's Tempe campus could become one of the ...


Google Street View

Now Switzerland sues over Google's Street View
Legalbrief (subscription)
Swiss officials said they were suing Google to try to require it to tighten privacy safeguards on its Street View online service. The New York Times reports ...


Google Streets News

Microsoft outlines three dimensional search strategy
V3.co.uk
Weitz acknowledged Google had already brought the concept of " searching" into the mainstream with its StreetView mapping tool. Weitz said Bing's creators ...


Google Street View

Daily U-Turn: What you missed on 11.17.09
AutoBlogger (Blog)
Google Street View Cam Attacked By Bird Crap LOLCars In what's perhaps the most cogent critique yet of Google's seen-by-some-as-privacy-invading Street View ...


Google Street View - UK

Motorola Droid: hands on
Stuff.tv
... life with live bus arrival times, Wikipedia icons for points of interest, searches en route and Google Street View photos of every turn along the way. ...


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Google Streets News

Google Earth 2.0 for iphone imports My Maps
CNET News
But without some practical mapping features, like turn-by-turn navigation and street maps, Google Earth was largely a discovery tool that didn't have much ...
Switzerland to sue Google over Street View privacy
TG Daily
By Emma Woollacott Monday, 16 November 2009 06:35 The Swiss government has lost patience with Google over what it sees as Street View's failure to ensure ...


Google Streets News

Channel 4 News
Can Bing make words extinct?
Channel 4 News
The concept of " searching" has already been brought into the mainstream by Google Streetview, which allows users to view maps at street level. ...


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Scarborough eatery fined $20000 over food safety
Toronto Star
Chandra's Takeout Restaurant and Catering at 201 Markham Rd., seen in this image from Google's Street View, was fined $20000 for health violations. ...


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Google Earth co-creator speaks on campus
University Daily Kansan
As the leader of the engineering group for Google's geo products, which include Maps, Streetview and Sketchup, McClendon and his team have since created ...


Monday, November 16, 2009

Google Streets News

Switzerland Protests Google Street View
Phone Plus
Switzerland is the latest nation to jump on the privacy-concerns bandwagon concerning Google's Street View program. Swiss authorities are taking legal ...


Google Street View - UK

Georgetown, Tenleytown post offices good opportunities for Smart Growth
Greater Greater Washington
Image from Google Street View. As with the Georgetown Post Office, USPS should seek a private developer for this facility that would allow the Postal ...


Google Streets News

Tech Law: AT&T Sues Verizon, Apple Beats Psystar, More
BNET
[Source: WSJ Digits] Swiss privacy group suing Google over Street View =97 A privacy group in Switzerland is suing Google to get it to blur personally ...


Google Street View - UK

Switzerland Sues Google Over Street View
Tom's Guide
By Jane McEntegart, published on November 16, 2009 at 11:40 AM Over the last year, Google Street View has come under fire in countries all around the globe. ...


Google News Update

Google Street View Battle Highlights Privacy Challenge
The Industry Standard
The debate in Switzerland is over Google's Street View image indexing. Hanspeter Thuer, the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner ...


Google Street View - UK

Huffington Post (blog)
Google Street View: Funny Scenes Caught On Camera (PHOTOS, POLL)
Huffington Post (blog)
Google Street View, a feature of Google Maps, shows us a lot: it provides 360=B0 horizontal and 290=B0 vertical panoramic views from just about any where in the ...


Google Street View - UK

What's he thinking? Murdoch's loony war on the web
WA today
First he announces that all News Corp's websites will erect paywalls like the one employed by The Wall Street Journal, then he announces that Google and ...


Google Street View - UK

Swiss cheesed off with Google street view
Techwatch
When we looked at Switzerland through Google street view, the number plates we spotted were completely blurred and illegible. But that might not be the case ...


Google News Update

Daily Contributor
Google Street View =96 Under Attack Again
Daily Contributor
Google Street View, the famous Google product which showcases views of major cities of the world from the street is under attack again from an authority in ...


Google Street View News

Rupert Murdoch to block Google News
MacVideo.tv
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch could block popular search engines including Google and Bing from listing content from The Sun, The Times, The Wall Street ...


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Google Street View - UK

Google Maps' Street View under Swiss scrutiny
Los Angeles Times
Thuer said Google rejected many of his recommendations after it went online in August. Street View is a feature that lets users pick a point on a map and ...


Google Streets News

Switzerland Suing Google Over Street View
Search Engine Land (blog)
Switzerland is taking Google to court over privacy concerns related to Google's Street View service. The BBC reports that Swiss privacy official Hanspeter ...


Google News Update

Google, Sued by Switzerland
Soft Sailor
When it first appeared online, Google Street View seemed to be a very interesting program because it allowed the users to view a 360 degrees sight of all ...


Google Street View News

Swiss court case revolves around Google photos
Birmingham Star
A Swiss court may hear for applicants who have alleged the Google Street View allows a 360-degree view of any street-level location and also includes ...


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Google Street View News

Switzerland Drops Legal Hammer on Google Street View
eWeek
Google in August also created a great Street View tutorial to tell users how to use it, where Street View imagery is available and where Google Street View ...


Google Streets News

p2pnet.net
Does Google Street View racially profile people?
p2pnet.net
He was referring to one of the Google Street View pix showing an abortion clinic in Switzerland identified by Marc and which we'd miniaturised for a 32-item ...


Google Street View

Telegraph.co.uk
Google's Street View service taken to court by Switzerland's privacy watchdog
Telegraph.co.uk
A spokesman for Google said: =93We believe that Google Street View is absolutely legal, also in Switzerland.=94 He said the service was extremely popular in the ...


Google Street View

AP Technology NewsBrief at 11:50 pm EST
TMCnet
The computer maker, based in Round Rock, Texas, would not say when the phone would reach the US Swiss privacy watchdog to sue Google Street ViewGENEVA (AP) ...


Friday, November 13, 2009

Google Streets News

Chatter: What we're hearing
GlobalPost
Dull but important: The Swiss privacy watchdog announced plans to sue Google Street View. Street View allows users to view panoramic street-level pictures. ...


Google Street View - UK

Google Maps Navigation is solid, but about that voice
Chicago Sun-Times
As is access to Google Street View. As you near your destination, Google Nav switches to a relevant Street View, showing you a streetside image of the ...


Google Streets News

AP Technology newsbrief at 11:57 am EST
TMCnet
Swiss privacy watchdog to sue Google Street viewgeneva (AP) _ Google Inc.'s unstoppable drive to map and photograph the world has run into an immovable ...


Google News Update

Glitch in Google's Street View has surfers seeing double
Ottawa Citizen
A glitch in Google's Street View images has Toronto's online travellers seeing double when they turn toward the CN Tower. Peggy Mooney, executive director ...


Google Streets News

Swiss watchdog sues Google over Street View
Financial Times
... watchdog is taking Google to the country's Federal Administrative Court over an alleged failure to protect people's privacy on its Street View service. ...
AP Technology newsbrief at 6:13 am EST
TMCnet
Swiss privacy watchdog to sue Google Street viewbern, Switzerland (AP) _ Switzerland's privacy watchdog is taking legal action to force Google to make ...


Google Street View - UK

Swiss privacy watchdog to sue Google Street View
The Associated Press
Google criticized the decision and said it would defend itself in the case. The service allows people to view street-level pictures over the Internet and ...
Hawaiimagazine.com
Be here now! Sort of. Hawaii panoramas added to Google Street View
Hawaiimagazine.com
With the addition of Hawaii, Google Street View panoramas are now available from all 50 US states. So far, only Oahu and select Maui streets are part of ...


Google Street View News

Holiday Lettings
Google Street View arrives in Spain
Holiday Lettings
Google Street View has arrived in Spain. Holidaymakers and investors can now see streets and properties remotely. 80 per cent of the country is now covered ...


Google Streets News

Swiss privacy watchdog to sue Google Street View
WEAR
BERN, Switzerland (AP) -- Switzerland's privacy watchdog is taking legal action to force Google to make changes to its Street View service. ...
Google faces court action over Street View
Swissinfo
Internet giant Google is facing court action in Switzerland over its failure to meet demands for better privacy protection in its Street View service. ...


Google Street View

Take A Virtual Tour Through Google Street View On A Stationary Bike
Gizmodo Australia
... Aki Mimoto was able to rig up his wife's stationary bike to transport himself through a virtual Google Street View environment. ...


Google Street View - UK

U. competes for place on Google Street View
Princeton University The Daily Princetonian
These images are then used in Street View, a setting in Google Maps that allows users to take a panoramic, virtual tour of popular locations, including the ...


Google Street View - UK

The Droid joins the battle
Financial Times
... buildings and terrain and the fact that the navigation software switches automatically to Google's Street View when you approach your destination. ...


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Google Street View News

Vote for Google Street View's Trike to Come to DC
We Love DC
I think both of these places are great, and featuring them on Google Street View would open them up to people across the country. Plus, I secretly hope that ...


Google News Update

PC World
Bing vs. Google: Feature Wars
PC World
Before that Bing unveiled an overhauled maps interface, the next day Google announced Street View was now available in all fifty states. ...
Google streetview outs firetruck hit and run
TechRadar UK
By Gareth Beavis Google's streetview cars managed to spot more than just an uneven road sign when it caught a fire truck involved in a hit and run. ...


Google Street View

A dim view of Google's latest toy
Honolulu Advertiser
By Lee Cataluna According to Google Street View, the Waikiki Shell is in the middle lane of King street as it passes by the municipal building. ...


Google Streets News

Telegraph.co.uk
Google Street View 'holiday' shows man relieving himself on Canary Islands beach
Telegraph.co.uk
The image has now been removed by Google after IT website The Register highlighted the error. Google Street View allows web users across the world to "walk" ...


Google Street View News

Google's Street View Service To Offer Virtual Pilgrimage In Spain
india-server.com
Google's Street View service is offering the famous pilgrim routes in Spain online. The service re-creates the famous sites like Alhambra in Granada, ...


Google Street View

Send the Google Street View Trike to Central Park (Or the Zoo)!
New York Observer
The finalist that receives the most votes in each category will get a visit from the Google Street View trike. You can vote as many times as you want at ...


Google Streets News

Boston's Faneuil Hall Is a Finalist for Google Street View Visit=97Vote Now ...
Xconomy
To get the whole scoop on the Google Trike and how it's changing the face of Google Street View, I talked with Dan Ratner himself on Tuesday. ...


Google News Update

Appscout (subscription)
Hawaii Becomes 50th State Added to Google's Street View
Appscout (subscription)
Google on Monday added Street View imagery from Hawaii, so you can peruse those white-sand beaches from the comfort of your cubical. Yay? ...


Google Street View

Google Street View Completes US Effort
Mediapost.com
Google Street View has officially finished visually cataloging all 50 US states. To mark the occasion, Google has launched an online gallery with some of ...
Google Street View Hits Hawaii, Mexico
WebProNews (blog)
Street View remains a nifty way to glimpse cool locations, too, of course. Waimea Bay, which you can see below, is one such spot. On the Official Google ...