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Seesmic + Plugins: The Possibilities Are Endless.

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A new Seesmic app is coming and this could potentially distance the company from the likes of Tweetdeck. With the introduction of a plugin architecture, Seesmic will become the facilitator for your perfect social media experience, so long as someone has built a plugin for it.The new app, which will...
Seesmic + Plugins: The Possibilities Are Endless.

Google Maps reveals exact site of North Korea's nuclear test, plus nearby test facility and gulag

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A sudden and unexpected earthquake inside the North Korean mountains late on Tuesday night, U.S. East Coast time, was a nuclear weapons test, the country's third. The tremor, though not large, was immediately picked up by the U.S. Geological Survey, which also provided precise coordinates. Thanks to the miracle of...
Google Maps reveals exact site of North Korea's nuclear test, plus nearby test facility and gulag

REVIEW: Google Hit A Home Run With Its iPhone Maps App (AAPL, GOOG)

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After a few hours of testing, it sure seems like Google Maps for the iPhone is an absolute smash hit. I reserve the right to change my mind after weeks of testing, but my initial reaction is that Google nailed it. Unlike a lot of people, I didn't think Apple's...
REVIEW: Google Hit A Home Run With Its iPhone Maps App (AAPL, GOOG)

Amazon reportedly licenses Nokia mapping technologies for Kindle Fire successor

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It looks like Nokia's strategy to become the go-to company for location-based services is gaining traction, as anonymous sources of Reuters suggest that Amazon will tap the Finnish company to provide mapping data for its upcoming tablet. The report contends that location-aware features will be core to Amazon's Kindle...
Amazon reportedly licenses Nokia mapping technologies for Kindle Fire successor
Wii Street U hands-on: Google Maps comes to Wii U with motion control

iPhoto maps may be a preview of Apple’s own mapping service

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It has become clear that Apple’s new iPhoto App is pulling mapping  tiles from Apple’s own mapping services. Take this tile for instance. While they aren’t particularly good looking, Apple is no longer using third party mapping services like Google’s which iPhoto has used in the past and Apple has...
iPhoto maps may be a preview of Apple’s own mapping service

Including Maps on the original iPhone was a last-minute decision

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The New York Times lays out an interesting tidbit from the latest on the series of articles from the Maps soap opera. Just weeks before the event to launch the iPhone, Steve Jobs decided to make a mapping app for the iPhone. Including a maps app on the first iPhone...
Including Maps on the original iPhone was a last-minute decision

Apple’s App For New IPad Seems To Miss Google Maps

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The iPad unveiled Wednesday by Apple has raised eyebrows with something new: a smaller presence for rival Google on the device. Observers have noted that users of the new iPad do not appear to be able to use Google Maps to display where their photos are taken when viewing them...
Apple’s App For New IPad Seems To Miss Google Maps
Zillow challenger HomeSnap declared "Most Disruptive Startup" at TechCocktail's SXSW Showcase

iOS 6 Maps app uses TomTom mapping data

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The iOS 6 Maps app, revealed today, actually uses TomTom data as its primary source of mapping data, screenshots show. A check of the Acknowledgements section lists TomTom under copyrights. The app's corner menu, meanwhile, mentions "Data from TomTom, others."......
iOS 6 Maps app uses TomTom mapping data

Apple's New iOS 6 Maps App Drawing Significant Criticism

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One of the largest changes in iOS 6 is Apple's decision to replace its Google-powered Maps app with its own solution powered by a combination of its own work and data licensed from other companies such as TomTom. Throughout the developer beta testing process, numerous users reported on the relatively...
Apple's New iOS 6 Maps App Drawing Significant Criticism

Facebook, Waze acquisition talks break down: which big tech company will step in?

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Everyone wants to know: which major tech company is going to acquire Waze, the crowdsourced mapping data company? Well, new reports indicate that it likely won’t be Facebook, with AllThingsD reporting that talks between the two companies broke down over whether the Israel-based startup would relocate to Menlo Park, Calif....
Facebook, Waze acquisition talks break down: which big tech company will step in?

Google partners with Kia Motors to integrate Google Maps and Places into new car models

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Following a similar path to Nokia and Apple, Google is looking to expand its services into the automobile industry, today announcing a partnership with Korean car maker Kia Motors to integrate its Google Maps and Place services into Kia’s new UVO eServices telematics system, rolling out in new models later this...
Google partners with Kia Motors to integrate Google Maps and Places into new car models

More finger pointing over the quality of Apple Maps

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The blame game over Apple’s new Maps continues. Apple’s been lambasted for some of its Maps app’s deficiencies, with some pinpointing the source of its mapping data as one of the main problems. On Friday, TomTom, which licensed its map data to Apple, spoke up to defend itself. A TomTom...
More finger pointing over the quality of Apple Maps

WSJ report confirms Apple ousting Google Maps from iPhone

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Apple will indeed cut Google out of a lucrative deal for mapping data for its mobile devices, according to the Wall Street Journal. The report supports an earlier rumor that iOS 6 would introduce Apple's long-planned replacement for Google Maps. Since 2009, Apple has been acquiring companies that specialize in...
WSJ report confirms Apple ousting Google Maps from iPhone

Apple seeking 'advice' from TomTom on how to fix its point-of-interest woes with Maps

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In an report today about Apple firing Maps manager Richard Williamson over the poor launch of its Maps app, it was also noted that it was looking for ways to improve its point-of-interest data. Specifically, it is looking to ‘outside mapping experts’ and mapping company TomTom NV to help it...
Apple seeking 'advice' from TomTom on how to fix its point-of-interest woes with Maps
iPhoto for iOS claimed to be using outdated OpenStreetMap mapping data without credit

Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for up to $1 billion

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Between buying Instagram and calling Facebook Home the "next version" of his social network, it's fairly clear Mark Zuckerberg's obsessed with the prime real estate on your smartphone. Israeli newspaper Calcalist is reporting that Zuckerberg and Co. are eyeing up crowdsourced GPS app Waze, which generates mapping data by...
Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for up to $1 billion

Google "not optimistic" Apple will approve its upcoming iOS maps app

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Google is still forging ahead with plans to make a native Google Maps iOS app, despite the fact that those inside the company are "not optimistic" Apple would approve it. At least one source reported to the Guardian that prospects might be better now that former SVP of iOS software...
Google "not optimistic" Apple will approve its upcoming iOS maps app

Sina links up with AutoNavi, Apple's Chinese maps partner, to integrate location service into Weibo

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Sina, the creator of China’s top microblogging platform, has announced a new partnership with market-leading navigation company AutoNavi to integrate location-based services into its Weibo service. The companies said the deal will allow Sina Weibo users to login to AMAP, AutoNavi’s mobile map application, and have direct access to the...
Sina links up with AutoNavi, Apple's Chinese maps partner, to integrate location service into Weibo

Apple crowd-sourcing its own retail employee army to help improve Maps app

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In the wake of Apple’s Maps controversy, Tim Cook noted in an apology to customers that the company is “doing everything we can to make Maps better.” Today reports from both ifoAppleStore and MacRumors claim Apple is testing a new program that will see retail employees test the maps and...
Apple crowd-sourcing its own retail employee army to help improve Maps app

CloudMade’s OpenStreetMap Surges On Wikipedia-Like User Passion

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Many people describe CloudMade’s OpenStreetMap project as “Wikipedia for maps,” and they aren’t far off. The project allows anyone to add and edit map data around the globe, and the project is now a viable open and free source of mapping data for third party developers. In some parts of...
CloudMade’s OpenStreetMap Surges On Wikipedia-Like User Passion

Apple Wishes It Knew How To Quit Google's Money

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How much would you pay to be the default search engine in the iOS mobile operating system? According to a report at TechCrunch today, the magic figure that Google will be paying Apple for the privilege could be a whopping $1 billion dollars. That's because Google and Apple, while enemies...
Apple Wishes It Knew How To Quit Google's Money

Looking For An Apple Maps Replacement? Nokia Just Released Its Maps App For iPhones And iPads (NOK, AAPL)

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As promised, Nokia released its own dedicated maps app for iPhones and iPads this morning. Nokia's mapping data is just as good as Google's, so the new app will make a great alternative to Apple Maps.  Nokia's app, which is called Here, lets you save maps for viewing offline, gives...
Looking For An Apple Maps Replacement? Nokia Just Released Its Maps App For iPhones And iPads (NOK, AAPL)
iOS 6 beta 4 changes roundup: improved Bluetooth privacy, Maps, shared calendar alerts, more

Confirmed: iPhoto for iOS uses OpenStreetMap data with custom Apple map tiles

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After questioning the source of the map data in Apple’s new iPhoto for iOS app, OpenStreetMap has moved to end speculation and has revealed that the Cupertino-based technology giant has begun using its open-sourced mapping data instead of relying on its partnership with Google. Writing on its official blog, OpenStreetMap...
Confirmed: iPhoto for iOS uses OpenStreetMap data with custom Apple map tiles

★ On the Timing of Apple's Map Switch

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Let’s assume the timeframes being reported about Apple and Google’s maps license are accurate. The various reports coming out yesterday and today are in general agreement in this regard, and my own sources (who in this case are, as they say, directly familiar with the matter) back this up: Google...
★ On the Timing of Apple's Map Switch
'AR-MAPS' makes Apple's awful iOS Maps app more interesting with augmented reality

Oh this is perfect: It appears that Apple is sourcing some mapping data from Microsoft

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Welcome to the ‘I’m so glad this happening’ story department. Yesterday, Apple publicly dumped Google Maps in its iOS product, opting to instead use its own mapping solution. However, just where the company is sourcing that data is a bit of a mystery. Of course, the information is leaking out;...
Oh this is perfect: It appears that Apple is sourcing some mapping data from Microsoft
Apple’s new iOS 6 Maps app with 3D mapping is coming this summer, and we have photos
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?