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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 Kills Tags In Favor Of Boost

Google is killing Tags , an advertising product for local businesses which allowed them to enhance their Google Maps or Places listings. For a flat $25 monthly fee, local merchants could make their their natural listings stand out a bit with a yellow tag and a few words pointing to offers, photos, menus, or links back to their website. Tags were introduced with Google Places , the search engines local listings effort, about a year ago after being tested for a few months

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Is Nokia’s New Avatar Underway?

Reincarnation is a way of life for the 150 year old Finnish telecom giant Nokia. Having started on the banks of the river Nokia neighbouring Helsinki  as a modest manufacturer of rubber boots, the company moved into cable manufacturing and subsequently into paper products, electrical generating equipment, industrial capacitors, consumer electronics,  personal computers, household gadgets […]

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Mobile SEO, Will You Make The Leap?

With around 4.6 Billion phones currently in circulation in the world today, most with some sort of web browsing capability, there is untold potential, but is this an area  that we as search marketers have over looked or are we still afraid of the unknown? I could ream off stacks and stack of facts and […]

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Motorola uses Microsoft’s Bing Search and Maps on Android Phones

Motorola Inc. today announced a deal with Microsoft Corp under which it will use Microsoft’s Bing search and maps on Motorola’s new Android based smart phones in China. Motorola has been trying to enter the Chinese cellphone market and relying on Google’s Android operating system. Because of Google’s threat to exit  China, Motorola wanted to […]

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Google’s China phones are on hold

Because of Google’s statement released last week about the cyber attacks that it traced to China and the threat to halt its operations in the country, Google felt it is best to delay the launch of two planned mobile-phones models that use its Android operating system, the Wall Street Journal reported. The two phones are […]

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