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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.

Last-minute Google I/O rumor roundup: Maps, Spotify killers, and the Google Galaxy S4

Mere hours before Google I/O 2013 is slated to begin, a flurry of leaks and rumors are flying around the Web.


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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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Germans fine Google for Wi-Fi snooping with Street View cars

Google must pay a $190,000 fine in Germany for gathering and storing emails, photos, passwords and chat protocols from unprotected Wi-Fi networks with Google Street View cars, Hamburg's Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information said on Monday.

Hands off the smartphone map, California court tells drivers

Picking on mapping programs when it comes to distracted driving is bizarre, considering you don't hear of people getting tickets for using a paper map while driving.


Eerie streets of abandoned Fukushima town revealed in Google Maps

The earthquake and tsunami that demolished northeastern Japan in 2011 left many thousands of its survivors cut off from their homes. But displaced residents of Namie-machi, a small town on the eastern coast of the Pacific that's still in an exclusion zone, can now at least get a present-day glimpse of their neighborhood, thanks to Google.


Latest Google Maps views take you to the top of the mountain

Google Maps on Monday released images from four expeditions taken to some of the world’s tallest mountains, including Mount Everest and Kilimanjaro.

Google Street View to map abandoned Fukushima town

A small Japanese town, abandoned because of radiation concerns after the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in 2011, is working with Google's map service to keep its memory alive.


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Google Street View offers an armchair trek of Grand Canyon

Google's Street View team has delivered more than 9500 panoramic images of the Grand Canyon, visible through Google Maps.