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Google is enabling 'promoted pins' in Maps as part of larger advertising push

Other parts of the new initiative are trying to build deeper links between online advertising and in-store purchases.

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Google Maps embraces Uber and other services with dedicated ride-sharing tab

Google Maps got an Uber upgrade that makes it clearer and easier to hail a car with your smartphone.

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World View a step closer to balloon space flight

World View says a successful test flight over the weekend puts it a step closer to commercial balloon flights high enough to see the curvature of the earth and the black of space.