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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.

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Google to reopen Maps editing tool after closing it due to abuse

The company will ask key regional leads to act as moderators.

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Bing Maps preview offers new, more useful card motif

A unique "Along Your Route" feature in the new Bing Maps tracks points of interest along your commute or road trip, and there's a whole wealth of information that's now at your fingertips.


Google Maps' Street View ascends 3,000 feet to the top of El Capitan

Google is looking up, way up with its latest addition to Street View, Yosemite National Park's El Capitan.

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Yahoo axes Maps, Pipes, other services as it narrows focus

Yahoo says it has a clear focus on search, communications, and digital content, and to keep that focus some older services must go.

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Google Maps now shows real-time transit updates in three U.S. cities, more on the way

The transit options are also rearranged to call out recommended routes based on your location.

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Apple buys GPS startup Coherent to beef up mapping technology

Several Coherent employees have taken jobs working on Apple's map and location technologies.

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Google suspends Map Maker tool due to overflow of spam

An Android mascot urinating on an Apple logo is the most recent and prominent blemish on Google Maps.

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Yep, that's the Android mascot peeing on Apple in Google Maps

Now THAT apple will definitely keep doctors away.

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Nokia's Here Maps drops beta tag, adds 3-D venue maps and improved routing

You can now download offline maps in the background so it doesn't slow down your use of the map's other features.