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Google Earth Ocean Terrain Receives Major Update
2012-02-04 03:58:41

Internet information giant Google updated ocean data in its Google Earth application this week, reflecting new bathymetry data assembled by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, NOAA researchers and many other ocean mapping groups from around the world.

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

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.

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.

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.

2011-11-01 02:30:00

According to Hitwise, the Google social network grew 1269 percent after its “open access” announcement.

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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.

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.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.