Friday, April 30, 2010

Google News Update

Want Google TV? Your Wait May Soon Be Over
PC World
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google plans to debut its Web-meets-television software to some 3000 developers at the Google I/O conference, ...

Google Street View

Google, the good samaritan?
Minnesota Daily
Most recently, Google's mapping project sparked controversy in Germany when it was revealed their =93streetview=94 cars were also scanning for home Wi-Fi ...

Google Street View - UK

Google Street View is coming to Croatia
Croatian Times
Google Street View service began three years ago and has since received mixed reviews. While some say that the 360-degree views offer people a better ...

Google News Update

Vodafone, Not Google, Begins Selling UK Contract Nexus Ones
MocoNews
Mountain View on Friday morning emailed people who had expressed an interest, to say its Nexus One is now available to buy in the UK - over on ...
TV Software to Join "Google Everywhere"
DailyFinance
The news will probably be announced at the Google I/D developers conference on May 19 and 20. According to The Wall Street Journal, "The technology ...

Google Street View - UK

Canada Will Get Much More Detailed Data in Google Maps
Softpedia
Funnily enough, the Google Street View car passed through the town just when garbage workers were on strike. Most of the photos are littered with bags of ...

Google News Update

New York Times
How the Destinies of Motorola and Palm Grew Apart
New York Times
At Google's last count, the Android Marketplace housed 38000 applications. (Apple's App Store has 185000 apps.) But Mr. Jha said Motorola's comeback went ...

Google Street View News

Google Attempts to Explain Its Spy Cars. Again.
ReadWriteWeb (blog)
Photos: so that we can build Street View, our 360 degree street level maps. In addition, we use this imagery to improve the quality of our maps, ...

Google Street View News

Metro
Google 'lacks diversity' according to Yahoo chief Carol Bartz
Metro
... with its Android mobile operating system, Chrome browser and operating system, as well as its controversial Buzz and Street View offerings. ...

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Google Streets News

Strong Q1 results and Q2 guidance
Seeking Alpha (blog)
This means the guidance merely reflects typical positive seasonality; it has not included Baidu's gains in revenue market share after Google exited China ...
Report: Google will show TV software in May
San Jose Business Journal
Google Inc. may introduce television software based on Android in May, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Citing people familiar with the ...

Google Streets News

Google Maps + Earth view further blurs line between real-life and sci-fi
Downloadsquad (blog)
I feel this addition makes Google Maps hands-down the most powerful online map tool. Earth view + satellite imagery + maps + Street View = absolute Sci-Fi. ...

Google Streets News

HP Draws Mixed Reviews For Palm Buy
Wall Street Journal
By Dan Gallagher Hewlett-Packard Inc. (HPQ) drew qualified support from many Wall Street analysts Thursday for its $1.2 billion acquisition of Palm Inc. ...

Google Street View - UK

New Questions Over Google's Street View in Germany
New York Times
Google's Street View technology has been accepted in countries such as Britain and France, but has encountered greater resistance in Germany and Switzerland ...
Motorola Swings To Q1 Profit; Guides Q2 Profit Above View - Update
Trading Markets (press release)
Net sales for the quarter declined 6% to $5.04 billion from $5.37 billion in the same quarter last year, and missed twenty-nine Wall Street analysts' ...

Google News Update

Google Android Crashes Apples Party
Moovin On Up (blog)
The map information comes from Google maps after all and has street view function built in. Now, with the release of the HTC Desire the Android platform has ...

Google Street View

UberGizmo (blog)
Google Place Pages For Mobile Goes Live
UberGizmo (blog)
You might be already using Google Place Pages along with Google Maps, the service that Google began offering last fall. It combines street view images, ...

Google Streets News

Manx Residents Complain About Google Street View
3FM
The street map shows a 360degree view of streets all over the world. It obscures car registration plates and people's faces, but Google have come under ...
More Info on Local Businesses in Google Street View
Softpedia
By Lucian Parfeni, Web News Editor Google Street View is an interesting tool and a very useful one on some occasions. But, for the most part, the majority ...

Google Street View

AndroidGuys (blog)
Web-based Google Maps Updated, Adds Local Businesses to Street View
AndroidGuys (blog)
As of yesterday, those business listings are now displayed within Google's Street View itself. Now, business listings appear as names within Street View and ...

Google Street View - UK

Google defends Street View Wi-Fi data collection
Secure Computing
By Dan Worth Google has been forced to defend itself once again over its controversial Street View service, after it emerged that its cars also collect data ...
Google: Place Pages Mobile
Android Community (blog)
Notice any changes in Google Maps lately? Place Pages is a service that combined street view images with reviews and hours of operation for various ...

Google News Update

China search firm Baidu profit smashes Street view
Reuters
O) smashed quarterly profit forecasts as advertisers flocked to its new keyword system amid Google Inc's (GOOG.O) high-profile departure from China, ...
CBC.ca
Quiet Saskatoon street focus of police raid
CBC.ca
(Google Streetview) A west-side home in Saskatoon, on the same block as an elementary school, was the focus of a high-profile police search warrant around ...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Google Street View

BBC News
Manx residents contact government over Google cameras
BBC News
People on the Isle of Man have been expressing concern about Google's Street View service - before the pictures have even gone live. Google has sent out its ...

Google Street View - UK

Google Opens Up on What Its 'Street View' Cars Collect
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The letter said Google's Street View service was =93launched in some countries without due consideration of privacy and data protection laws and cultural ...
Earth View: Google Maps & Earth Enhance User Experience
Sparxoo (blog)
Previously, the Maps app only provided 2D views of selected areas with the Satellite view. Street view added to a more interactive Maps experience, ...

Google News Update

Google explains why Street View cars record Wi-Fi data
ZDNet UK
Last week, German data protection commissioner Peter Schaar expressed dismay at the news that Google's Street View cars had been registering Wi-Fi data from ...
Google Place Pages Get a Boost for iPhone, Android Phones
eWeek
Now if only real-time Street View was applied to this search query in Place Pages on Google Maps so I could see what was going on there at that moment? ...

Google Street View News

p2pnet.net
Google Street View: Privacy? What's that?
p2pnet.net
p2pnet view P2P | Advertising:- Speaking of Google sneak view Street View, in a blast from the past, =9on't expect privacy in your front yard, ...

Google Streets News

Technology Stop
Google Adds Local Business annotations to Street View
Technology Stop
Google has come up with another new cool feature added to the street view which is nothing but Local Business annotations. Google has made changes such that ...

Google Streets News

Interviews on Google's Streetview service
isleofman.com
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Phones Review
Google Nexus One Vodafone UK Pre-order Reminder
Phones Review
You will get to enjoy Google Maps Navigation free sat-nav with Street View and traffic, over 30000 apps from Android Market to choose from and Super fast ...

Google Streets News

Onion Kid
Google Earth Plugin brings Perspective to Google Maps
Onion Kid
Google has officially announced that for the Earth Day 2010 Celebration, they have upgraded the Street View on Google Maps with Earth View with ...

Google Street View - UK

Streetview service is misunderstood - Google
isleofman.com
Google is playing down past controversy over its Streetview service, as the company's camera cars map the roads of the Isle of Man. ...

Google Street View - UK

Countries criticize Google over privacy, point to Buzz and Street View
ZDNet (blog)
The countries also called Google to the mat over the Street View feature in Google Maps, noting that the company launched the service =93without due ...

Google Streets News

Why Google Shelved the Nexus One on Verizon
eWeek
BGC Partners analyst Colin Gillis, via Bloomberg: "The breakdown of the deal signals Verizon may view Google as a competitor rather than a partner when it ...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Google News Update

Geek.com
Woman in the UK photographed 43 times by Google Street View car
Geek.com
But thanks to a Google Street View Car, she can probably claim to be one of the most photographed persons on Google Street View in the world. ...
Google's privacy practices are 'not being challenged'
PFJ Media Recruitment Agency (blog)
In particular, they highlighted the roll-out of Google Buzz and the use of Google Street View. The search engine was criticised for automatically assigning ...

Google Street View - UK

Fast Company
Google Street View Knows A Lot About You, But Your ID is Safe
Fast Company
BY Kit Eaton Today To address the concerns of the German public and data protection authorities, Google's just explained in detail what data its Street View ...
BBC News (blog)
Tech Monitor
BBC News (blog)
In Germany, officials were "horrified" to discover that Google's Street View cars map the location of wi-fi hotspots, as well as collecting information and ...

Google Streets News

Google goes transparent on Street View data collection
Ars Technica
Google's Street View remains controversial in many parts of the world, but especially in Europe, where the service has long received national and EU-wide ...
The Daily Start-Up: Cranking Out The Stem Cells
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Walking down the street in Google's Street View application is now better than in real life, at least in one way. Google has added the names of businesses ...

Google Street View - UK

Google releases tool to show govt censorship requests
Mmegi Online
... comes as it has had to counter complaints from data protection authorities in 10 countries, including the UK, that its Street View product, ...

Google Street View - UK

Roundup: WSJ teams with Foursquare, Google adds local biz listings to Street View
VentureBeat
Wall Street Journal launches news service via FourSquare =97 The newspaper says it will now be offering news and reviews related to locations through the ...

Google News Update

IndyPosted (blog)
Google Maps =93Street View=94 Adds Local Business Annotations
IndyPosted (blog)
Google moved one step closer to =93maps=94 domination today when they announced the newest utility for their Google Street View, local business annotations. ...
Google =93Augmenting=94 Street View With Local Biz Information
Search Engine Land (blog)
Google started playing with =93augmented reality=94 =97 I'm using the term here loosely =97 in the PC version of Street View several months ago, but now appears ...

Google Street View

Google Local Business Listings Now in Street View
Search Engine Marketing (blog)
Google's local business listings (now called place pages) have just been added to Google street view, giving business owners additional exposure for users ...

Google Street View

Google Street View Team Commence Work Today
3FM
The Google Street View cars will begin their work on the Isle of Man today. The cars arrived on the Island yesterday to embark on the work which is ...
Monday Links: Missing Vowels
BusinessWeek
Google adds local business listings to streetview, and =93augmented reality=94 (ie, point your phone down the street to see business listings) could be next, ...

Monday, April 26, 2010

Google Street View - UK

Google adds business information to Street View
Los Angeles Times (blog)
The addition of basic information to Google Street View significantly adds to its value. Previously, users were forced to move around an image of a ...
Google's privacy afterthought
NetworkWorld.com
The same photo, indexed geographically in Google Street View, can have much broader privacy implications. My list of Gmail contacts in my address book is ...

Google Street View

Google Street View Adds Local Business Listings
TechCrunch (blog)
Today, Google's Street View is joining the party by showing links to local business listings right in Street View. As you turn around in Street View, ...
Motorola Picks Skyhook Wireless for Location
Wi-Fi Networking News
Google picks up Wi-Fi data as it drives to record images for Street View, as far as I can tell; Skyhook seems to be focused on Wi-Fi, although the company ...
Futures Rise Slightly Before Caterpillar Results
FOXBusiness
The maker of heavy machinery posted a non-GAAP profit of 50 cents a share, beating the Street's view of 39 cents handily. Sales slid 11% to $8.21 billion, ...

Google Streets News

Spiegel Online
Minister Urges Germans to Opt Out of Google Street View
Spiegel Online
A Google Street View camera in front of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate: Consumer Protection Minister Ilse Aigner has attacked the company's information policies. ...

Google Street View News

UK data watchdog to quiz Google on Streetview Wi-Fi database
Register
A spokeswoman told The Register the ICO had been unaware the Street View fleet has been recording the MAC addresses and locations of Wi-Fi networks as they ...
Google Street Map Team On Isle of Man to Capture Images
3FM
The Google Street View team are on the Isle of Man to take pictures for the Island's entry to the Street Map online programme. Since launching last year ...
:Google's Nexus One smartphone gets UK release
Marketing
... new Google innovations, including the latest Google Maps Navigation system, which offers sat-nav driving directions with voice output and Street View. ...

Google Street View - UK

BBC News
Street views of Jersey join site
BBC News
Cars mounted with cameras have begun touring Jersey's roads as website Google compiles images to add the island to its Street View application. ...
Street View Roulette - play online
Web User (blog)
If you're bored of looking at places you already know on Google Street View, why not take a random tour of London locations? Street View Roulette, created ...
Android Community (blog)
Google Nexus One arrives Vodafone UK April 30th
Android Community (blog)
... which offers satnav-style turn-by-turn driving directions with voice output and Street View. Also included are other favourites like Google Mail, ...

Google News Update

Best Mobile Contracts (blog)
Google takes on Satellite Navigation by Storm
Best Mobile Contracts (blog)
With the amazing technology embedded in Google's map data base for Google Maps, Google Earth and even Google Street View, they are the one single company in ...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Google Street View - UK

Ten Countries Criticizing Google Over Privacy Issues
Daily Markets
The company has negotiated with the European Union about the Street View mapping service, agreeing to limit to one year the storage of photos from the day ...

Google Streets News

Reality News
Consumer Protection Minister advises citizens to appeal
Reality News
Consumer Protection Minister Ilse Aigner can not loose with their criticism of Google Street View. In short, they want to meet company representatives and ...

Google Street View News

CBC.ca
Regina to boost cemetery fees =97 twice
CBC.ca
(Google Streetview) The City of Regina is planning a double-dose of cemetery fee increases amounting to a 14 per cent hike, according to a recommendation ...

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Google Streets News

Examiner.com
Hack my credit card...please!
Examiner.com
Last fall, the government of Switzerland actually sued to block Google's use of Street View, which gives Web users panoramic street-level images of cities ...
Google Street View Cars Caught Snooping on Peoples Wi-Fi Networks
ISPReview UK
Google's Street View cars typically take pictures of every road they go down and present it on their website as part of an interactive and often quite ...
Wired News
Word War III: Google vs. Governments
Wired News
Next, there's the US-centric view of the world that leads a spokeswoman to dismiss the letter during a discussion with the Wall Street Journal. Google is ...

Google Street View

Google Street View Scanning & Mapping Your MAC Address?
Hard OCP
Why in the world would Google's Street View cars be scanning for MAC addresses? According to the German Federal Data Protection Commissioner, Street View ...
Google Street View expands in Jalisco
Guadalajara Reporter (subscription)
The feat was managed from the Guadalajara Reporter office using Google Maps, which has expanded its Street View to include towns such as Ocotlan, La Barca, ...

Friday, April 23, 2010

Google Street View

Google Scanning for Your Mac Address?
Tom's Guide
What exactly is Google up to? That's the question some may ask based on recent news that the search giant's Street View cars are scanning private WLAN ...
Google Begins Mapping of Island
isleofman.com
They will be made available at a later date in Street View on Google Maps. In areas where Street View is available, you can access street-level imagery by ...

Google Street View

Google Maps The Future For Android
IRISHDEV.com
Street View. Navigation automatically switches to Street View as you approach your destination. Visualise turns overlaid on Google's Street View imagery. ...
Only Kent (blog)
Heading Indoors: Google Earth Street View
Only Kent (blog)
The idea of an 'indoor StreetView' has been bandied about in the past with some companies introducing concepts for the idea, but now it seems that Google ...

Google Street View - UK

PC Pro
Street View under fire for Wi-Fi hotspot snooping
PC Pro
By Hani Megerisi Google's Street View car has come under fire collecting data on private Wi-Fi networks. As well as taking photographs for Google Map, ...

Google Street View News

Run the London Marathon=85 on Google Street View
StuckOn
With the below video you're able to follow the London Marathon course, courtesy of Google Street View, and in a world record 4 minutes 27 seconds. ...

Google Street View

Google mapping to cover all of Canada
Ottawa Citizen
Google will be coming to a town close to you. More than 150 cities are already part of Google's street view, but that will be expanded in the coming months, ...

Google Street View News

Google launches voice navigation app for Android phones
NetworkWorld.com
Just like the Google Maps website, users can switch between satellite aerial images and Street View, which offers to see street-level photographs of an ...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Google News Update

Examiner.com
Woman and her dog appear on Street View 43 times
Examiner.com
People wonder about Google Street View and how it relates to privacy (or lack of privacy). A woman was captured on Google Street View, in her neighborhood, ...
Only Kent (blog)
Run the London Marathon 2010 with Google Earth's Street View
Only Kent (blog)
Another great idea from Google Earth's Street View is to enable viewers to run the London Marathon. Yes, whether you're a fun-runner, a first-timer, ...

Google News Update

Google Places brings Store Views to Streetview
Gadget Venue (blog)
Google Places is a service that shows web users the inside of shops and not just the front of the shop. It works similar to street view in that you can zoom ...

Google Streets News

Google Street View logs WiFi networks, Mac addresses
Register
By Andrew Orlowski =95 Get more from this author Google's roving Street View spycam may blur your face, but it's got your number. The Street View service is ...

Google News Update

AboutMyArea
Epping Forest District joins Google Street View Maps
AboutMyArea
Google search engine giants have increased availability of its Street View service in Google Maps on the internet by adding new imagery covering almost all ...
Google: UK government makes most information requests in Europe
ElectricPig.co.uk
That's convenient timing with privacy commissioners sending an open letter to Eric Schmidt and the EU investigation into search and Google Streetview. ...

Google Street View - UK

Product Reviews (blog)
Google Earth's Street View: Indoor Experience coming soon
Product Reviews (blog)
Some exciting news for regular users of Google's Street View software now, as we are hearing reports that the company are exploring the possibility of ...

Google Streets News

10 Things Google Needs to Remember About Web Privacy
eWeek
The letter specifically targeted the Google Buzz social networking service, as well as Google Street View. For its part, Google said it has commented on ...

Google News Update

Telegraph.co.uk
Google 'not interested' in privacy, say information tsars
Telegraph.co.uk
Google Streetview, which provides an eye-level picture of almost every street in dozens of cities around the world, continues to cause =93concern about the ...

Google Street View

Google Street View shoots same woman 43 times
Daily Caller
A gaggle of residents of the affluent hamlet formed a human chain to turn away a car shooting images for Google Street View, the popular service that allows ...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Google Street View News

Twice
T-Mobile To Pick Up Android PND Phone From Garmin-Asus
Twice
Also new is the Garminfone's integration of Google's Street View with Garmin's navigation technology. When consumers enter a destination, a picture of the ...

Google Street View News

Google Streetview and cyber-surveillance are crossing the line.
Nouse
This has given rise to debate over another recent development in the cyber-realms =96 the launch of Google Streetview. Whilst enjoying the novelty of being ...

Google Street View

Privacy watchdogs take swipe at Google
The Age
Authorities in 10 countries sent a letter to Google to warn it of concerns about Buzz, as well as Google Streetview, which published photographs of people ...
Google Maps Navigation video
Inquirer
... its Maps service for some time, several overlays are available allowing the user to view traffic, points of interest and, where available, Street View. =B5.
Google Censorship & User Data Requests
allvoices
It also has created other products, such as Google Maps, Google Blogs, Google Street View, Google Documents, and acquired other companies, ...

Google Street View News

London Marathon 2010: follow route on Google Street View
Telegraph.co.uk
Elite athletes and first-time fun runners alike can now "run" the 2010 London Marathon course using Google's Street View. By Steve Wilson Much of the ...

Google Streets News

Google blasted over privacy peeves of 10-nation cabal
Computerworld (blog)
The 10 nations wrote to Google, calling out about Google Buzz and Google Street View for particular criticism. Google's not exactly impressed by events, ...
Google offers free satnav to UK Android users
Inquirer
In our far from exhaustive tests, we found that a number of residential streets don't have Streetview-level data, however this is likely to change as ...
Australia makes Google's top 10 censorship list
ABC Online
It referred to the recent launch of Google's social networking application Buzz and Streetview. Google was forced to apologise and make changes to Buzz ...

Google Street View News

Product Reviews (blog)
Google Earth's Street View and Buzz: Privacy Concerns
Product Reviews (blog)
There has always been a debate over Street View and whether it offers members of the public enough protection when Google capture images. ...

Google Streets News

TFTS (blog)
Western Governments Stage Their Own Google Street View Protest [Ten Major ...
TFTS (blog)
The letter from the governments says that they are shocked that Google released such a product in the first place. As for Street View, nothing new there. ...
Google's satnav killer - now released for the UK
The Guardian
Google has already been looking at how existing billboards and ad space captured in Street view could be reclaimed and resold within Google Maps. ...

Google Street View

Woman Shot 43 Times by Google Street View
Softpedia
Street View is one of Google's most useful services, but it's also one of the most controversial. You'd think that photos of cities and landscapes can't ...

Google News Update

Global Privacy Regulators Take Aim At Buzz, Facebook, Street View
MediaPost Publications
They also found fault with other features, like Google's Street View, which displays pictures of public streets. In their letter, the regulators asked how ...
Google online tool tracks government pressure on Google
Los Angeles Times
... that accused the company of violating users' privacy with the release of its social networking service Buzz and the way it runs Google Street View. ...

Google Streets News

Privacy officials criticize launch of Google Buzz
CNET
The letter also takes aim at Google Street View, complaining it "was launched in some countries without due consideration of privacy and data protection ...
Woman Found 43 Times on Google Street View
Tom's Guide
A man in the UK is claiming that he found images of his wife 43 times on Google Street View. According to Softpedia, 55-year old Terry was actually looking ...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Google Street View - UK

Privacy Commissioners Take Aim at Google
New York Times (blog)
It cites Google's Buzz social network, which started a privacy uproar by exposing people's Gmail contacts, and Google Street View, a mapping tool that shows ...

Google News Update

Google Privacy Failings Criticized by Ten
FOXNews
The letter also points to Google's Street View, a mapping product that provides 360-degree, street-level photos of streets in various cities around the ...
Google to release tool to show government censorship requests
The Guardian
The release of the tool was announced on its official blog on Tuesday evening, and comes as it has had to counter complaints that its Google Streetview ...
Google's Foreign Relations: Blocked in 25 Countries; 10 More Complain About ...
Marketing Pilgrim (blog)
Google Street View, a mapping service that includes street-level photos taken by cameras mounted on cars that sweep through neighborhoods, is another area ...

Google Street View News

TopNews United States
Same Woman Captured 43 Times by Google Street View
TopNews United States
In an interesting new development, it has been discovered that Wendy Southgate was captured as many as 43 times by the Google Street View car while she was ...

Google Street View - UK

Privacy Watchdogs To Google: Don't Be Evil
ChannelWeb
According to the regulators, Google Buzz and Google Street View are the main Google offenders, and despite Google's efforts to relieve both services of ...
10 nations tell Google of privacy concern on Buzz
The Associated Press
Google Street View is another area of concern, with officials saying the company launched the mapping service =97 which includes street-level photos taken by ...
TECH.BLORGE.com
Google Street View stalks dog walker
TECH.BLORGE.com
by Dave Parrack Google Street View has been accused of much the time it's been live, but stalking is a new one. Google Street View has caused much ...
Google services blocked in 25 countries
V3.co.uk
Google Street View has also been criticised for impinging on people's privacy, and acting as a "service for burglars".
Do You Deliver Out Here? Google Places Says So
ReadWriteWeb (blog)
In addition to these new features, Google will continue taking its Street View into stores and sending out window decals to "Favorite Places". ...