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Articles tagged “mapping”

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.

1 year ago

Uber Chooses TomTom to Supply Map, Traffic Data to Drivers Globally

Uber Chooses TomTom to Supply Map, Traffic Data to Drivers Globally

Celeste Perri, Bloomberg

Uber is the latest Silicon Valley giant to buddy up with TomTom after Apple extended its licensing agreement with the mapping company earlier this year. Google's likely feeling a little lonely, but certainly not forgotten.

1 year ago

Google Maps Goes Offline With New Features

Google Maps Goes Offline With New Features

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press

Google remains light years ahead of the competition when it comes to mapping.

1 year 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.

1 year ago

Interactive Mapping Services Are the Next Hot Acquisition Targets

Interactive Mapping Services Are the Next Hot Acquisition Targets

David Kaplan, GeoMarketing

The new travel sector and allied companies like Airbnb and Uber are investing big in their mapping capabilities, as that forms the key base layer for them. Will other older travel tech companies ever follow?

2 years ago

Report: Uber Is Bidding for Nokia’s Here Mapping Unit

Report: Uber Is Bidding for Nokia’s Here Mapping Unit

Jason Clampet, Skift

Very smart move by Uber to take control of its ability to navigate destinations without relying on others.

2 years ago

Buying Waze Should Have Been ‘No-Brainer’ for Apple, Says Uber Investor

Buying Waze Should Have Been ‘No-Brainer’ for Apple, Says Uber Investor

Associated Press

While we may not always agree with Gurley about Uber's valuation, we agree with him here. But still, of course, wonder if Apple wouldn't have mucked up the map integration as they have all other map-related things.

2 years ago

Using Mobile to Connect With the New Silent Traveler

Using Mobile to Connect With the New Silent Traveler

James O'Brien, Skift

Among the value propositions that stand to place local discovery at the head of the pack for mobile-first consumers, curation is certainly part of the equation.

2 years ago

The Paper Map Companies That Just Won’t Quit

The Paper Map Companies That Just Won’t Quit

Korky Vann, The Hartford Courant

There are of course many people who still use paper maps. But that number is shrinking rapidly and isn't coming back.

2 years ago

Yahoo’s New Maps Put ‘Emotionally Pleasant’ Routes Before Fast Ones

Yahoo’s New Maps Put ‘Emotionally Pleasant’ Routes Before Fast Ones

VentureBeat

Great idea but a few hurdles: 1) making people care about Yahoo, 2) trading speed for beauty on the road is a hard proposition for some.

2 years ago

The World’s Largest Cruise Ship, Now on Google Street View

The World’s Largest Cruise Ship, Now on Google Street View

The Daily Telegraph

It's a clever stunt that serves to remind people just how enormous cruise ships have become.

2 years ago

The Only App Travelers Truly Need on Their Smartphones

The Only App Travelers Truly Need on Their Smartphones

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Forget the thousands of niche travel apps out there. Travelers today are using their smartphones to find out where to go and how to get there.

2 years ago