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How to manage your Google location history

Learn how to use, or get rid of, where your Android phone has tracked you.

on greenbot.com

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New Google Maps ads blend in with their surroundings

Google overhauled advertising for Maps on PCs and mobile by putting them front and center whenever you search for a local business.

Department of Transportation wants control over your phone's navigation apps

Regulators already say they can regulate smartphone navigation apps but want that authority explicitly enshrined in law.

on techhive.com

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US government OKs sharper satellite images

A long-standing restriction has been lifted to usher in better quality online mapping.

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Google pays $500 million to buy satellite maker Skybox Imaging

New geographic data could find its way into Google apps.

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Apple Maps search may get personal, and much better, thanks to Spotsetter

Apple has reportedly acquired Spotsetter, a social search and mapping startup, after the service said that it had closed down.

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Windows Phone, Amazon to get smarter maps with Nokia's Desti tech

Nokia ushers Desti's smart travel technology into its HERE mapping technology, which will be pushed to Microsoft's Windows Phones and Amazon's mobile devices.

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Google Maps 8.1 update for Android brings back terrain view and more

The previously banished terrain view is now back, along with a few other tweaks.

on greenbot.com

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Bing Maps adds better Cortana integration, recommendations

Microsoft weaves its Maps app more tightly into its Cortana digital assistant, although it will also require a forthcoming Windows Phone update. Personalized recommendations have also been added from Yelp and TripAdvisor.

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Google Maps adds elevation data for cyclists braving the hills

Maps on the desktop now shows elevation gains through a new graphical display