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Microsoft Halts StreetSide Service In Germany Following User Concerns
2012-05-24 12:10:40

More than a year after Google Street View was scrapped in Germany due to privacy concerns and a potential lawsuit, Microsoft has opted to halt its StreetSide service in the European country following similar stiff opposition.

Apple To Create New Maps Application, May Drop Google
2012-05-11 11:43:06

Rumor Mill: Apple may finally cut their ties with Google Maps and begin using their own, in-house Maps back-end, complete with 3D mode.

Google Street View Inquiries To Be Reopened In Europe
2012-05-03 09:37:03

The heat over Google’s Street View service may be turned down in the US, but European privacy regulators are considering reopening inquiries into the company’s wifi sniffing and private data collection.

Google Cube, A Game For Non-Gamers
2012-04-30 08:54:02

REVIEW: Are you one of the dozens of people around the globe aching to drive a tiny ball through digital neighborhoods and learn the wonders of Google’s mapping program?

Google Employees Knew Of Street View Data Collection Code
2012-04-30 04:15:21

Documents obtained by Reuters and the Los Angeles Times have brought to light new details regarding Google Street View and the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) investigation into the service.

Google Versus The Feds: The Dirty Follow-up
2012-04-28 03:48:48

When two people fight, the initial altercation usually isn’t the worst part; It’s the following weeks, months or even years of terse words, stared daggers and awkward moments-in-passing.

Google Has To Answer More Uncomfortable Questions
2012-04-18 04:31:06

On its surface, the idea of Google Street View seemed like a good one. However, the methods used are inciting questions once more from privacy watchdogs and federal agencies, questions Google isn’t too keen on answering.

Google's "Project Glass" – Augmented Reality For Your Face
2012-04-05 10:00:37

Just as you were starting to get used to seeing people on the street talking to someone who isn’t there and not thinking they’re crazy-- Google unveils Project Glass.

White House Opened Up To Google Art Project
2012-04-04 05:00:24

The Google Art Project has opened up many museums around the world for global visitors who are unable to visit and gaze upon the great works available.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.