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Is Apple Developing a User-Generated “Street View” Feature In Maps?

According to a recent patent that was awarded to Apple last week for a concept that could allow Apple to crowd-source street-level, three-dimensional mapping data by simply using photos taken by users on their iPhones according to Inside Apple. The U.S. Patent No. 8,624,974 B2 was awarded to Apple last Tuesday, entitled “Generating a Three-Dimensional Model Using a […]

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Google Working on a New Flight Search Engine

Google is working to change how we search for flight and buy tickets online, said Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary in an interview.  The new flight search comparison engine is supposedly to blow all other flight comparison sites out of the water, according to OLeary. “There are some very exciting developments with Google, where we have been […]

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Google Takes Street View Features Into Hotels

Google is expanding its hotel business by taking its street view technology inside hotels in North America. The first noticeable feature is high-resolution photos when searching for hotels. The photos are taken by photographers trained and certified by Google. The photographs are stitched together into 360-degree views using panoramic camera technology. Travelers can see the photos […]

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Twitter Co-Founder Launches a New Social Search Startup Jelly

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, announced his new social search startup, Jelly. The basic idea behind Jelly is to help users get answers to questions from real human rather than computer algorithm. Currently, we mostly rely on search engines such as Google or Bing to get answers to questions. Jelly wants to help you find these […]

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Pinterest Acquires a Two Man Team Behind Visual Graph

Pinterest is ready to take its image search engine to the next step. Today, they went after two ex-Googlers who created Google’s reverse image search and created their own startup, Visual Graph. Pinterest knows that its users are curating and sharing billions of images everyday. Regular search engines were created to search text based keywords. Pinterest […]

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Search Engine Highlight: GoodRX, Search Engine For Prescription Medication

In The United States, prescription medication cost too much. Up to 45% of Americans have trouble paying for the prescriptions they require, and 26% of Americans simply don’t fill prescriptions because they simply can’t afford it. The #1 reason Americans don’t take their medications as prescribed is cost. Health insurance can cover for most of […]

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Sharks Use Twitter Too

Turned out, not only human use Twitter. Now sharks in Western Australia will tweet their location. Government researchers have tagged 338 sharks with acoustic transmitters that monitor where the animals are. When a tagged shark is about half a mile away from a beach, it triggers a computer alert, which tweets out a message on […]

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Google To Discontinue Sharing App Bump And Flock

All good things come to an end, as cofounder and CEO, David Lieb, of the popular iPhone and Android sharing app Bump, and Flock announced yesterday on their blog. The sharing apps will be discontinued as of January 31st, 2014. According to their announcement: We are now deeply focused on our new projects within Google, […]

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