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2011-12-16 08:00:00

In the months after adding the Google+ code to the TollfreeNumber.ORG website, Google users were no longer able to bring up the same search results when they search for "Toll Free" related search terms. After careful analysis the TollfreeNumber.ORG support team found a link between the drop in the search results and the Google+ code on their website. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) December 16, 2011 The new social networking tool recently launched by Google, called Google Plus has received it's fair...

New Google Maps Offers Building Directories
2011-11-30 13:00:02

Google's new updated maps app for its Android operating system enables users to view the insides of a building, such as an airport or a department store. The company said that with the release of Google Maps 6.0 for Android, users will be able to have detailed floor plans automatically appear when they are viewing the map and zoom in on a building where the data is available. "When you´re inside an airport, shopping mall or retail store, a common way to figure out where you are is...

Wi-Fi Opt-out From Google Database Now Available
2011-11-16 11:55:57

Google Inc. announced late Tuesday that it will allow owners of Wi-Fi networks to be removed from its crowd-sourced geolocation database, which it revamped this summer after privacy concerns arose. Under pressure from privacy regulators, Google said it agreed to give people around the world the option of keeping the names and locations of their home or business Wi-Fi routers out of the company database. Google uses such data to help pinpoint the location of cellphones and other mobile...

Google Charging Some Users For Its Map Service
2011-11-02 12:10:09

Google announced on October 26 that it will start charging users in the future for heavy usage of its Google Maps service. The company said it will start charging users early in 2012 when over 25,000 map "hits" are made a day on the service. Websites like travel firms use Google Maps to link customers to view destinations, and Google plans to cash in on these companies' usage. The company said that the new service charge will only affect 0.35 percent of its users. "We understand...

2011-11-01 02:30:00

According to Hitwise, the Google social network grew 1269 percent after its âœopen accessâ announcement. The new "My Google Plus Guide" Website gives advice and publishes the latest Google+ and Google +1 Button news Tres Cantos, Madrid (Spain) (PRWEB) October 31, 2011 "Internet Business How to?" announces the public launch of their new Website "My Google Plus Guide". To celebrate the the "My Google Guide" launch the website owner, Andre W. Klein, is...

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2011-10-29 07:28:52

Google has launched a "pilot project" that will allow users of its Street View service to take a peek inside shops and other businesses from the comfort of their own homes, various media outlets reported on Friday. The Menlo Park, California-based company told BBC News that participation in the new service was voluntary, and that only select locations, including London, Paris, and cities in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the U.S., were eligible to take part in the test marketing....

Image 1 - Helicopter View Feature for Google Maps Unveiled
2011-10-03 05:26:38

Over this past weekend, Google Maps rolled out a new, 3D bird's-eye view which allows users of the navigation service to explore as if they were traveling in a virtual helicopter, various media outlets reported on Sunday. According to Simon Tomlinson of the Daily Mail, "The new feature gives you a moving aerial perspective of your route when you enter start and end destinations in Google Maps“¦ The journey is automatically followed, although you can pause it anywhere in the 3D...

2011-09-19 13:20:00

The highly rated Plane Finder App for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone has launched as a new free web app for desktop users. Special features designed for the new web app include - historical playback of flight patterns and âœFly Meâ using Google Earth. The live plane tracking data is real time and obtained via a network of receivers across the globe. Hampshire, UK (PRWEB) September 19, 2011 Plane Finder apps have been a firm favourite with...

Google Offers Opt-out For Wireless Router Owners
2011-09-14 10:17:49

  In an effort to calm European privacy regulators, Internet search giant Google announced Tuesday that it would allow people around the world that use home wireless routers the option of removing their devices from a registry the company uses to locate cellphone users, reports The Associated Press. The consideration will give wireless (Wi-Fi) networks the right to forbid Google from listing them in a vast database that the company has been building for the past few years. European...

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2011-08-20 15:29:35

Google has begun the process of mapping the Amazon rainforest for its Street View service, according to various media reports on Thursday and Friday. According to Emma Barnett, Digital Media Editor for the Telegraph, the Menlo Park, California-based tech company has partnered with the Foundation for a Sustainable Amazon (FAS) to secure footage of the endangered rainforest. "The team deployed to map the area by the technology giant have been traveling by boat and bike, armed with...