Google-Maps

Google Maps’ Street View celebrates 15 years with historical imagery on mobile, new camera and more

Google Maps’ Street View feature was created 15 years ago, and since then, has added more than 220 billion Street View images from over 100 countries and territories. Many of us have taken advantage

Google’s new ‘multisearch’ features hint toward an AR glasses future

In April, Google introduced a new “multisearch” feature that offered a way to search the web using both text and images at the same time. Today, at Google’s I/O developer conference,

Google Maps challenges Apple’s 3D mode with a new ‘immersive view’ for cities

In the face of increased competition from Apple Maps and its 3D city views, Google today introduced its own vision for its next-generation Google Maps with a preview of its new more “immersive&#

Google Maps to add toll road prices, more map details, Apple Watch improvements and more

Google Maps is getting an update that will add toll road prices and more map details like stop lights and stop signs, Google announced on Tuesday. The company is also adding iOS improvements, includin

At long last, web3 makes a push to fight Google Maps

Over a decade ago, a group of employees at Yahoo were struggling to compete with Google Maps as the younger firm aggressively outspent its rivals and scaled its offering with a grand vision and unmatc

Google confirms Maps is down for some users, says it’s working on a fix

Google Maps is currently down for some users around the world as the mapping service is experiencing a partial outage, Google confirmed to TechCrunch on Friday. “We’re seeing reports of diffic

Google launches new tools to help businesses optimize their delivery operations

Google today announced two new tools for businesses that operate extensive delivery fleets: the Last Mile Fleet Solution and the Cloud Fleet Routing API. The new Last Mile Fleet Solution, which is par

Google disables Maps live traffic tools in Ukraine

Alphabet today confirmed with TechCrunch that it has disabled certain Google Maps live traffic tools in Ukraine. The news, reported by Reuters, comes after the company has consulted with local authori

Proxi is making digital maps cooler

Depending on your age, getting from point A to point B might have involved paper maps — what we called an “atlas,” the giant book that lived in the pocket behind the passenger seat of the car. A

AllTrails raises $150M after COVID accelerates people’s interest in exploring the outdoors

Following a COVID-driven boost, the popular AllTrails resource for hikers, bikers, climbers and anyone else who enjoys the outdoors, announced today it’s raised $150 million from the growth fund

Bolt Mobility launches in-app navigation for shared e-scooters

Bolt Mobility, a micromobility company co-founded by Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt, has launched an in-app navigation system for its e-scooters dubbed “MobilityOS.” To make this feature easy

Google makes calling businesses less painful with features for seeing wait times, phone tree options and more

Alongside today’s release of the new Pixel 6 smartphones, Google has again upgraded one of the device’s most basic — but often overlooked — functions: the ability to make phone

Google Maps launches eco-friendly routing in the US

Google today announced that eco-friendly routes, a feature it first talked about earlier this year, is now live for iOS and Android users in the U.S., with support in Europe launching in 2022. And whi

Google beefs up wildfire tracking, tree cover and Plus Codes in Maps

Google has updates for a handful of tools aimed at helping people use Maps for more, or get on them in the first place. The company is improving wildfire tracking, expanding a tool for calculating tre

Google introduces a new way to search that combines images and text into one query

Earlier this year, at Google’s I/O annual developer conference, the company introduced a new AI milestone called Multitask Unified Model, or MUM. This technology can simultaneously understand in

Apple Maps rolls out 3D view to London, LA, New York and San Francisco

Apple is bringing its 3D maps to more cities within the Apple Maps app, including London, LA, New York and San Francisco. The experience, launching with iOS 15, follows several years of investment in

Google says geofence warrants make up one-quarter of all US demands

For the first time, Google has published the number of geofence warrants it’s historically received from U.S. authorities, providing a rare glimpse into how frequently these controversial warran

Bird is the latest operator to integrate its e-scooters and e-bikes with Google Maps

Micromobility company Bird has officially joined the ranks of e-scooter and e-bike operators that are integrated with Google Maps, which now surfaces nearby vehicles for users in the U.S. Bird’s

Google Maps on iOS adds live location sharing in iMessage, home screen widget, dark mode

Google Maps announced today three feature updates to its iOS app. With live location sharing in the iMessage app, a traffic widget for the home screen and dark mode, Google Maps is positioning itself

Snapchat adds My Places feature to Snap Map, recommending spots to visit

This further differentiates the social-forward Snap Map from more established resources like Google Maps and Apple Maps, which you can't really use to find out what restaurants your friends like.
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