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2009-09-30 14:55:00

The new Google Wave tool, which merges e-mail, instant messaging and wiki-style editing, was made available to the publicly today. Describing it as "how e-mail would look if it were invented today", Google said the service will transform the way people communicate online. The trial will be open to 100,000 invitees, each of whom can nominate an additional five people to "join the Wave." A full consumer launch is expected early next year. The open source tool will allow third party developers...

2009-09-22 06:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- TravelTrac will launch its services and premiere the first in its line of Multimedia Travel Sharing Apps designed for the iPhone at the DEMOfall 09 technology launch event on September 22nd at 9:14 a.m. TravelTrac provides a "touch simple" process for creating and sharing your trips and travel adventures as dynamic multimedia web presentations. More robust than any travel blog, TravelTrac Apps allow you to share and pinpoint your locations, travel...

2009-09-17 06:00:00

DENVER, CO, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ - KOREM, a leader in the development and integration of Web-mapping solutions and geographic information systems, today announced that it has now integrated the Google Earth Enterprise(TM) platform into its product and solution portfolio. This is done through KOREM's current enrollment in the Google Enterprise Partner(TM) program, which extends the power of Google technologies across the enterprise and helps customers get more value out of their Google...

2009-09-14 02:36:36

Broughton, England, residents say they don't want detailed photos of their village on Google Street Finder, so they refuse to cooperate with photographers. Street View, part of the Google Maps feature, allows Internet users close-up, 360-degree views of streets, houses and other buildings as well as yards, parks, schoolyards and pretty much any other public place that's outside. Edward Butler-Ellis, 28, a Broughton resident, recalled fellow residents' reaction to the arrival of a Google...

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2009-08-26 16:13:56

Google is allowing U.S. motorists to share their progress, or grievances from lack of progress, through the giant search engine's mapping service linked to smart phones. Google Maps is enhancing its service this week by adding the ability to offer feedback from individual drivers from traffic information to let people know which roads are likely to get them to their intended destinations the quickest. "It takes almost zero effort on your part," Google Maps product manager Dave Barth said in...

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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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