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Send The 2014 Nissan Rogue On A Road Trip 'Detour' Using Google Maps
Send The 2014 Nissan Rogue On A Road Trip 'Detour' Using Google Maps

Nissan is hyping the 2014 Rogue compact crossover with a new online campaign called "Detour" that could be one of the better Friday afternoon timewasters we've encountered -- this week, anyway. The campaign creates a fantasy road trip-slash-music video using Google Maps, some stock car-on-road...Read More»

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Once Maligned, Google's Street View Cars Help To Rebuild Japan

In America, Google’s Street View cars are generally met with indifference by most (but not all). Perhaps we’ve grown used to being on video wherever we go, or perhaps Facebook has us immune to the idea of privacy. In Japan, long considered to be xenophobic and obsessed with individual...Read More»

Google Map Maker
Video: Google Map Maker Lets You Edit Maps In The U.S.

Sometimes, even smart people get led astray. They think they know exactly where they're going, they follow directions to a tee, then -- BAM -- they hit a wall. Or a soccer field. Or a dead end that wasn't shown on the satnav. Now, they can change things -- and you can too, with Google Map Maker...Read More»

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More Bad News For Google Maps Fans: Street View Broke British Law

Two weeks ago, a Canadian court found Google guilty of breaking privacy laws when its Street View vehicles collected data from wifi networks as they roamed the Great White North. Now, there's more bad news for Google, and possibly for the people who depend on Google Maps: a British court has issued...Read More»

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Google Street View Raises Questions About Privacy, We Provide Answers

Last spring and summer, Google was embroiled in a brief but heated scandal involving data collection for its Street View service. America hasn't seen much fallout from the debacle, but courts in other parts of the world have dealt the folks from Mountain View a few setbacks. What does this mean for...Read More»

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Germany Gives Google Guff Over Street View Debut

It's easy to think that the internet is everywhere and that it's the same wherever you go. When we're on Amazon, for example, and we're told that we can't download a particular song because it's not yet available in America, that seems really strange. After all, we're not in America, we're online...Read More»

San Francisco's Ferry Building, with business listing in Street View
Google Street View Becomes Even More Driver-Friendly With Business Listings

It all began with Amazon. When Amazon launched its "recommendations" feature years ago, everyone found it amazing that a hunk of software could generate suggestions about items tied to personal taste like CDs (remember those?) and books (remember those?). But while the concept was radical, the...Read More»

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Video: Microsoft-Google Fight Spills Over Into Street-Level Maps

If you're a fan of cars and have access to the Internet, you've no doubt heard of Google Street View, which lets you see the street-level image of many urban and suburban locations--hugely useful in finding your way with their mapping service. But now Microsoft is planning an over-the-top comeback...Read More»

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