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Google Maps Becomes More ‘Social’ With Local Guides Follow Feature

Google's Local Guides program has over 120 million members in 24,000 global locations. Although they are largely invisible, they are indispensable part of the Google Maps experience. They provide reviews, images and other content as well as answering questions (Q&A) about local businesses and places. Guides are about to become even more visible than before, [...]

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Locksmiths Once Again Try Suing Google Over Fake Local Listings

Here's an interesting story for you - there seems to be a group of locksmiths who has filed a class action lawsuit against Google, Microsoft and Yahoo. It's being claimed that the search engines (Google in particular) are purposely "flooding" organic results with "scam locksmith listings" that are known to be fake. These locksmiths are arguing [...]

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DuckDuckGo Launches Directions! Feature With Option To Use Multiple Map Apps

Something new has arrived at DuckDuckGo!  The privacy search engine has launched a new Directions! feature that offers location results with the option to choose directions through a number of map services including Apple, Bing, Here, OpenStreetMap and Google Maps. In the announcement, whatever map provider is selected during the first use will become the default provider [...]

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Report: Apple May Launch Google Now Competitor At June WWDC Event

There's some interesting news coming out of an  extensive report in 9to5 Mac that Apple is going to be bringing out a potential search competitor to Google Now that has comparable "predictive search" functionality.  Microsoft's Cortana possesses predictive capabilities that Apple's Siri lacks. This new capability, which is currently known as "Proactive," has been built partially [...]

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Report: Uber Makes $3 Billion Offer For Nokia’s HERE Maps

Who is the latest company to purchase Nokia's mapping unit HERE?  That company would be Uber.  According to the NY Times, Uber was reported to have submitted a $3 billion bid for the mapping provider.  At this point, that amount hasn't been confirmed. Assuming that Uber can obtain HERE, this will be the second successful mapping acquisition [...]

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