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Google now lets merchants add an ‘LGBTQ+ owned’ label to their profiles on Maps and Search

Google announced today that it’s adding a new label on Maps and Search that will allow people to identify their business as being LGBTQ+ owned. The new label is now available to merchants in the

Google Maps restrictions trigger competition scrutiny in Germany

Germany’s competition regulator is looking into possible abuses related to how Google operates its Maps product. It’s the latest proceeding the Federal Cartel Office (FCO) has opened again

Daily Crunch: SpaceX employees blast Musk’s tweets as a ‘source of distraction and embarrassment’

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Google Maps has a new Android widget to show live traffic around you

Google Maps is introducing a new widget for Android that will be another use for the functionality that helped make a name for Waze, the other driving and mapping app that Google acquired nearly a dec

Twitter now allows local businesses to display location, hours and contact info on their profiles

Twitter’s expanding its suite of offerings for businesses with a new feature called Location Spotlight for professional accounts, the company announced on Tuesday. Now, local stores can display

Google Maps will now show you info about toll pricing on your route

Google Maps will now help you plan your trip better with a new feature that’ll add up toll amounts on your route, so you can choose the option that’s cheaper or has no tolls. The feature i

Google Cloud opens a new region in Texas

Google Cloud today announced the launch of its new cloud region in Dallas, Texas, as it continues to expand its data center footprint around the world. The new region marks the company’s 11th re

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
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