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2011-04-19 13:15:00

On Tuesday, Google started to allow users to add more details to its U.S. maps through an editing tool that already has been used to create and refine maps in other countries. Google did not rush to introduce the map-making service in the U.S. because it already had a good lay of the land in its home country.  The Internet giant decided to concentrate on filling in the gaps in other parts of the world where digital maps were far more primitive or completely unavailable. Google said it...

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2011-04-01 07:00:00

Google Inc. announced Thursday that volunteers from around the globe are using the search giant's mapping service to help it map out the world, which includes previously inaccessible areas. The citizen cartographers from various areas around the world travel to remote places to map out the areas before uploading their work to Google Map Maker, the Internet search company said at a conference in Singapore. Google Map Maker allows users to add or edit features, such as roads, businesses,...

2011-03-30 00:00:29

IHS information access workflows gain online access to Bing Maps imagery, roads, obliques, and routing transactions and other energy-specific datasets Boulder, CO (Vocus/PRWEB) March 28, 2011 Spatial Energy, the leading source for digital imagery and services for the energy industry, and IHS, a business information and analytics provider, today announced a subscription agreement to provide online access to Microsoft Corp.'s Bing Maps through IHS products. Bing Maps is a worldwide...

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2011-03-08 11:24:30

Google announced on Monday the beta release of Google Maps Navigation, an upgrade to the company's popular mobile mapping software, Google Maps. The upgrades will suggest quicker, more realistic routes to drivers based on real-time traffic conditions showing various routes along with estimated travel times. The software uses red, green and yellow color-coding to show how traffic is moving at any given time, AFP reports. Roy Williams, a software engineer with the Google Maps team, said in a...

2011-02-24 15:59:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldhotels is the first hotel group to enable independent hotels to display their real time rates and availability in relevant search listings on Google Maps and on related Google Place pages. The revolutionary new feature is available as a pay-per-click advertising module connected with the group's booking engine Resmaster, which is powered by Trust International, the leading global CRS for hotel chains and representation companies. The first...

2011-01-20 06:45:00

DAYTON, Ohio, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Google is at it again. A recent change in how Google displays local search results has created a competitive advantage for some local businesses while others remain in the dark about the major competitive shift that just occurred. If you've done a Google search for a local business or local service provider recently (for example, "Chicago accountant" or "chiropractor Sacramento"), you may have already noticed a brand new look at the top of Page 1...

2011-01-18 00:00:41

Over 35 major and independent Energy sector companies using Bing Maps for their global basemap through integration with Spatial on Demandâ“ž¢ Boulder, CO (Vocus/PRWEB) January 17, 2011 Spatial Energy, the leading source for digital imagery and services for the energy industry, today announced that as of December 31, 2010, over 35 major and independent Oil and Gas industry companies are using Microsoft Corp.'s Bing Maps Map Control through Spatial on...

2010-12-21 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearStay.com, a subsidiary of HomeAway, the world´s leading vacation rental marketplace, which features properties managed by professional vacation rental managers, today announced the release of the first vacation rental search application on Microsoft's Bing Maps. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101221/LA20167LOGO) This new initiative allows users to search through more than 21,000 vacation rental homes from...

2010-10-30 00:00:45

Google rolled out radical changes to the popular Google Maps program late Wednesday afternoon. ListedFirst.com has taken equally radical steps to ensure client listing viability within the new program. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) October 28, 2010 Google rolled out radical changes to the popular Google Maps program late Wednesday afternoon. ListedFirst.com has taken equally radical steps to ensure client listing viability within the new program. As of October 27th, Google has completely...

2010-10-26 13:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the airline that is reinventing travel, today announces it has teamed up with fellow California company Google to move its operating systems into the cloud with Google Apps(TM) as its webmail provider. The move to Google Mail will improve productivity and efficiency for the airline's more than 1700 employees. The shift into the "cloud" will also help Virgin America streamline its IT infrastructure as the Company continues to rapidly...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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