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2012-12-07 05:03:12

See how a creative digital agency uses Google's Street View mapping of a business to showcase their products and services. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) December 06, 2012 Google Street View gives businesses the opportunity to create 360-degree virtual tours of their work environment. However, most businesses showcase empty environments, devoid of employees. If workers are present, their faces are blurred out as per Google´s policy. 6S Marketing, a digital marketing agency, wanted to create a...

Australian Scientists Un-Discover Small Island In South Pacific Ocean
2012-11-23 08:48:13

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When it comes to uncharted territory, discovering a new island would seem pretty exciting. But, when you make an un-discovery, you got yourself a whole new ballgame. That´s what happened in the South Pacific Ocean just recently. A small strip of land, showing up on Google Earth and Google Maps, does not exist, say leading scientists from Australia. The supposedly sizeable land form, called Sable Island by the Times Atlas of...

Google Street View Becomes Trail View
2012-10-24 14:14:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google has already taken its Street View project all over the world, giving tours of spectacular places such as the Smithsonian and Antarctica. Now, the company is taking its controversial mapping software to the mountains, allowing for users to walk hiking trails with just the click of their mouse. And what better place to go next than America's grandest treasure: the Grand Canyon. The search giant has brought its Street View...

Google Snubs Apple, Keeps Map App For Itself
2012-10-19 13:48:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When Apple released iOS 6 last month, the Internet blew a collective gasket over their first attempt at mapping. Roads were melted, airports were invented, and large areas were sent back to the pre-war black and white days. Many began to beg, to plead, to insist that Google release their own iOS-ready version of maps and bring them back to the good old days of the Apple-Google partnership. However, it seems as if Google...

Street View Expanded By Google
2012-10-12 12:33:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s difficult to imagine Google was caught off guard when Apple announced they were taking their Maps matters into their own hands with iOS 6. Apple even acknowledged they were working on a “crowd-sourced traffic database” in April of 2011, not to mention the strategic moves the iPhone maker had been making since then. So, for whatever reason, Google didn´t have their own iOS-ready version of maps...

Google Street View Technology Now Letting Users Explore The Great Barrier Reef
2012-09-26 13:22:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Google Street View has allowed users to travel the roads of the world, from the Red Square in Moscow to the Las Vegas Strip, and now the online resource is letting viewers go where no car has gone before–the Great Barrier Reef. Using images taken by the Caitlin Seaview Survey team and their submersible panoramic cameras, Google now allows users to click along a path that traces the reef and displays 360-degree images of turtles,...

Google Street View Goes To NASA's Kennedy Space Center
2012-08-03 04:54:26

[ Watch the Video: Google Maps in Partnership with NASA ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Google and NASA are combining forces to give Internet users the opportunity to peek inside the space agency's Kennedy Space Center. The Internet giant's Street View service is allowing fans to see some behind-the-scene panoramic views of the space center, including a look at the space shuttles in the final months of their decommissioning. The Street View tour takes...

Google Earth 3D Now Available For Apple Devices
2012-07-29 07:56:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Android users no longer have exclusive access to Google Earth's 3D imagery on the go, as the feature was unveiled this week for select Apple iOS-powered devices, according to Deborah Netburn of the Los Angeles Times. According to Netburn, anyone who owns an iPad 2, an iPhone 4S, an iPod Touch 4, or a more recent device will now have the ability to take virtual tours of detailed three-dimensional landscapes -- a feature that those...

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2012-07-11 11:17:20

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fresh off a record-setting $22.5 million fine from the American FTC, Google now has to wait until September before hearing their fate from a European regulator. Though France´s Commission Nationale de l'Informatique (or CNIL) had originally expected to have made a decision about Google´s privacy policies in June, the data protection watchdog group now says they´ll have to wait until the fall. Google had taken a new...

Just When You Thought It Was Safe...
2012-06-20 06:58:02

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Steve Jobs may or may not have once declared “thermonuclear” war on Google´s Android. Now, it seems the two California companies have found themselves in a brand new kind of battle. The two smartphone makers are accustomed to duking it out over marketshare and units sold. How they got into the almost yawn-worthy battle of Mapping could be less interesting than the battle itself, if that´s even possible. So, while Apple has left Google...