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Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The connected commuter

Here are the six best free tools for the connected commuter.


Deep inside Waze, the hot new target of Facebook and Google's affection

Crowdsourced navigation tool Waze may be in play for acquisition. Here's the background on this commuter's tool, its mission, and where an acquisition might lead.

Hands on: New Google Maps make maps interesting again

Google Maps gets a facelift and learns a few tricks. Meanwhile, Bing Maps continues to gather dust in the corner.

Google Maps gets stunning makeover for Web, enhancements to mobile

Google Maps gets an eye-popping makeover for its venerable Web interface as well as bringing improvements to its mobile apps.

Google previews upcoming Maps features

Google is adding a new level of personalization and a cleaner interface to its popular Maps product.

Facebook close to acquiring navigation app Waze so it can sell you ads while you drive

Facebook is reportedly very close to buying crowdsourced navigation app Waze for anywhere between $500 million and $1 billion.


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Google Maps' new facelift will slay the sidebar, exalt the map

A rumored overhaul of the Google Maps UI will nix the


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Apple buys indoor mapping app startup WiFiSlam

Apple has acquired mapping startup WiFiSlam, which is developing an indoor location service for smartphones, Apple said Monday.


Google maps North Korea using crowd-sourced data

Google relied on Map Maker, an online app that allows people from all over the world to contribute to making Google Maps

Google claims no donkey was harmed in Street View dustup

Google says 'never ass-ume' when it comes to alleged dead donkey. Could it be burro-ing the truth?

Google revamps Santa Tracker after NORAD teams with Bing

Google and NORAD had teamed up for years before parting ways this Christmas

Google embeds indoor Street Views in search results

Google is now highlighting indoor business Street Views in regular search results.

Google Maps tops 10 million downloads on iOS App Store

Google made up for months off iPhone with 48-hour return rush.