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2009-07-29 13:56:52

A judicial official said on Wednesday that a French company is taking Google Maps to court for unfair competition, looking for $706,000 in damages from the Internet search giant. Bottin Cartographes, the company with the complaint, is filing the suit at the Paris commercial court against Google France, along with Google Inc., for providing free web mapping services to businesses. The company said that they provide the same services for a fee and claims that Google's strategy is to undercut...

2009-06-30 05:31:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) today announced the release of Trimble(R) Construction Manager version 2.4, a remote construction asset management solution. The new version offers fast and user-friendly maps provided by Google Maps API Premier(TM) and a rugged new GPS locator unit designed for the harshest construction site environments. Using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, wireless communication and the Internet, Trimble Construction...

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2009-05-29 06:15:00

Google Inc. is developing a new online communication tool and hopes independent computer programmers will help expand the vision of the free product. The tool, dubbed "Google Wave," will run in an Internet browser and will combine elements of instant messaging, wikis, photo sharing, and e-mail.  Google hopes Wave will simplify the way people exchange ideas across the Internet. On Thursday, Google offered the first look at the product at its annual conference for software...

2009-05-26 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vacationeers, a four person comedic film group based in Los Angeles, have struck viral and comedy gold with Google. They have been hired by the Internet giant to write and produce a series of short videos, the first of which launches today at youtube.com/thevacationeers. The Vacationeers (thevacationeers.com), comprised of Todd Berger, Blaise Miller, Jeff Grace and Kevin M. Brennan made over 30 short films between 2006 and 2008 including one that...

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2009-05-22 22:07:54

Photos of Paul McCartney's London house were removed from the locator Web site Google Street View after the rock N roll star's security team complained. The Daily Telegraph said the Web site, which was launched in England in March, has been criticized for allegedly violating people's privacy, and making residents vulnerable to burglars and other villains. He was unsettled when he heard Google users could get a 360-degree view of the property, The Sun newspaper quoted a source as saying about...

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2009-05-21 06:10:00

According to a German data protection official, Google has yet to fulfill a request to erase photos gathered for the popular search engine's panoramic mapping service. Johannes Caspar, head of the Hamburg regional office for data protection, said that Google Inc. sent a 13-page response but didn't guarantee that they will delete the raw images after scrambling information like faces and license plates. "We consider this to be highly problematic," said Caspar. Google Germany spokesman Stefan...

2009-04-22 16:56:00

Other new mobile travel tools include Maps, Currency Calculator, and Flight Status by Route ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- KeyToss, a fast-growing mobile web business, is introducing a new hotel reservation service targeted at travelers as well as other mobile websites. The consumer service, available today at http://h.keytoss.com, enables mobile users to search for hotels and make reservations online using a rich set of tools not yet available on any other mobile website....

2009-04-10 00:18:28

Artists and bicycle advocates in Toronto are preparing to become part of Google's Street View if they spot one of the company's cars. The Google cars use cameras mounted on their roofs to get footage for the views, a feature of Google maps. Google's cars are currently in 11 Canadian cities. Ryan Ringer of Methinks Presents, a street performer group, told the Toronto Star he is creating heads with video cameras and shirts that say We're watching you. His dream is a swarm of video heads around...

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2009-04-03 13:15:00

Residents of a town in southern England stood their ground as the driver of a vehicle mounted with a Google camera attempted to photograph their homes as part of Google's Street View service, which provides 360-degree views of roads and homes.Villagers claim the service oversteps boundaries and is an invasion of their privacy. Councilor John Bint told the BBC the camera mounted on a car was intrusive and people should have been consulted."I was upstairs when I spotted the camera car driving...

2009-04-01 13:04:21

The arrival of April Fools' Day in Australia was accompanied by fake announcements of a soccer ball with GPS and plans to rename a popular cricket ground. Google Australia issued a hoax press release early Wednesday announcing the gBall, an Australian Rules soccer ball outfitted with motion sensors, GPS and artificial intelligence, The Times of London reported Wednesday. With inbuilt GPS, motion sensor and artificial intelligence capabilities, the gBall has a number of amazing features,...