Articles tagged “google maps”

Google Expands Power Over Local Discovery and Travel Tools

Google Expands Power Over Local Discovery and Travel Tools

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It will be fascinating to see whether consumers embrace booking various elements of travel using Google Assistant. Perhaps more interesting is the way that Google Maps has become an all-purpose superapp in recent years.

2 months ago

Google Hotels Prompts Trivago to Increase Advertising in 50 Global Markets

Google Hotels Prompts Trivago to Increase Advertising in 50 Global Markets

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google is eating the world. When metasearch sites such as Trivago see a strategic benefit in increasing their advertising in Google metasearch, it's not only enough to make your head spin, but it's ominous from a competitive standpoint, as well.

3 months ago

Google Maps Adds More Hotel Search Filters

Google Maps Adds More Hotel Search Filters

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Google Maps is plotting a clear course in the direction of becoming a superapp for travel and dining. We’ll continue to track the trend closely.

3 months ago

Google Maps Is Ready to Transform the World of Superapps: A Skift Deep Dive

Google Maps Is Ready to Transform the World of Superapps: A Skift Deep Dive

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Consumers in the West reach almost reflexively for the Google Maps app as the service becomes a nearly ubiquitous utility despite a dearth of messaging and payments. Whether it evolves into the next superapp may depend on whether users really want a do-everything app and the mood of regulators seeking to break up big tech.

3 months ago

Google Digs Deeper Into India With Where Is My Train Acquisition

Google Digs Deeper Into India With Where Is My Train Acquisition

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Google’s acquisition of Bangalore-based Where is my Train validates the growing importance of rail travel — and the anxiety among competitors of Google's growing reach into travel.

7 months ago

Google Maps Wants to Chart India’s Streets to Find Next Billion Users

Google Maps Wants to Chart India’s Streets to Find Next Billion Users

Saritha Rai, Bloomberg

Google Maps can revolutionize how locals navigate their own city, but furthermore, it will attract tourists who want the comfort and confidence of a familiar app.

1 year ago

Google May Beat Competitors in Mapping Again, This Time for Driverless Cars

Google May Beat Competitors in Mapping Again, This Time for Driverless Cars

Mark Bergen, Bloomberg

Competitors are right to worry about Google's mapping advantage. For years now, Google Maps has been an unmatched trip-planning tool; some destinations that Google hasn't mapped really suffer.

1 year ago

Apple Wants to Use Drones to Catch up With Google Maps

Apple Wants to Use Drones to Catch up With Google Maps

Mark Gurman, Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Since Google Maps is ubiquitous, and is one of the most popular trip-planning apps in existence, it makes sense that another monolith like Apple would push hard to compete.

3 years ago

Google Maps in South Korea Won’t Be Getting Navigation Anytime Soon

Google Maps in South Korea Won’t Be Getting Navigation Anytime Soon

Associated Press

Tourists in South Korea and locals won't get driving and walking directions in Google Maps. In a country like South Korea, which faces an intense security threat from the North, wouldn't blurring military installations be reasonable? Also, with requirements in countries like South Korea and Russia to have servers based in these countries, travel companies are facing growing data challenges.

3 years ago

What Destinations Do When Google Maps Lets Them Down

What Destinations Do When Google Maps Lets Them Down

Greg Oates, Skift

Tourism and hospitality companies have an opportunity with Mapillary to create their own ground-level, photo-based mapping platforms without having to wait for Google Street View teams to create or update them.

3 years ago

Google Maps’ Local Guides Program Brings Community Focus to Traveler Reviews

Google Maps’ Local Guides Program Brings Community Focus to Traveler Reviews

Dan Peltier, Skift

Google Maps needed a serious refresh to remain relevant not just in mapping, but also in reviews as travelers look for fresher content that's visually stimulating and easily navigable.

4 years ago

Google Faces UK Court Case Over Anti-Competitive Moves in Mapping

Google Faces UK Court Case Over Anti-Competitive Moves in Mapping

Patrick Gower, Bloomberg

Whether or not Google used its dominance to favor itself over other mobile mapping players, the other companies never really stood a chance anyways.

4 years ago