Google Maps gets more social with a new feature to help you plan outings with your friends

Google Maps is getting a few new updates, including a social feature that is designed to help people plan and collaborate with their friends. The navigation platform is also adding improved transit di

Google Maps is getting new AI-powered search updates, an enhanced navigation interface and more

Google is adding a slew of new updates for Maps, including a few AI-powered features that are designed to make it easier for users to search, explore their surroundings and get to their destinations.

Google Maps partners with India’s ONDC to add metro ticket booking

Google Maps will soon allow users in India to book metro tickets directly through the mapping app, the search giant announced as it deepens collaboration with the country’s open e-commerce netwo

Meta, Microsoft and Amazon release open map dataset to rival Google Maps, Apple Maps

A group formed by Meta, Microsoft, Amazon and mapping company TomTom is releasing data that could enable developers to build their own maps to take on Google Map and Apple Maps. The group, called the

Chrome on iOS to get built-in Lens support, along with new Maps and Calendar integrations

Google announced today that Chrome on iOS is getting a few new features, including built-in Lens support that will allow users to search using just their cameras. Although you can already use Lens in

Google Maps gains glanceable directions and an expanded Immersive View

Timed to arrive ahead of the summer travel season, Google’s bringing new features to Maps focused on discovery and navigation. New “glanceable directions,” which Google announced in

Google Maps is getting a new ‘Immersive View for Routes’ feature

Google Maps is going to introduce a new “Immersive View for Routes” feature in select cities, Google announced at its annual I/O conference today. The new feature brings all of the informa

Google Maps is adding new features to make it easier to explore national parks

Google is introducing new Maps features to make it easier for users to navigate national parks using the app. The tech giant says the new updates are designed to help users find the information they n

Hivemapper is 1M kilometers closer to goal of beating Google Maps

Hivemapper, the startup that puts dashcams on ride-hail and delivery vehicles to map the world, is getting a little closer to its goal of toppling the B2B mapping empire that Google has built. With on

Google intros new features for EVs with Maps built in

Google is rolling out new features for electric vehicles with Google Maps built in, the company said at its Live from Paris event Wednesday. The features, iterations of which were introduced in Novemb

Google Maps launches Immersive View in five cities, will roll out ‘glanceable directions’ soon

Google is launching new updates for Maps that are part of its plan to make the navigation app more immersive and intuitive for users, the company announced today at its event in Paris. Most notably, t

Google launches HD maps for vehicles, Volvo and Polestar first to integrate

Google is announcing today an HD version of its vehicle mapping solution. Unlike Google Maps, Google’s HD map is not a consuming-facing application but an additional layer of data that’s served to

Google rolls out new features across Maps, Search and Shopping

Google announced today that it’s introducing a slew of new Maps, Search and Shopping features. The company revealed a majority of the new features during its Search On event in September and is

Here are all of the new features and updates coming to Google Maps

Google is gearing up to launch several new updates for Maps in the coming months, the company announced today at its Search On event. Google teased the upcoming launches of new Maps features called Im

Google’s upcoming Maps feature will let you check out the ‘vibe’ of a neighborhood

Google is introducing a new Maps feature called “Neighborhood Vibe,” the company announced today at its Search On event. The feature is designed to give users an instant understanding of a

UK’s FocalPoint raises $17M for its software-based approach to repairing the flaws of GPS

GPS in its many regional flavors has become a ubiquitous feature in phones, smart watches, cars and other connected devices, but for all the location-based features that it helps enable (mapping being

Google Search and Maps will now clearly label if a healthcare facility provides abortions

Google will start adding clear labels to Search and Map listings for healthcare facilities that provide abortions. The change comes in light of the Supreme Court’s decision to strip federal abor

TikTok is testing a new ‘Nearby’ feed to display local content

TikTok is testing a new ‘Nearby’ feed that is designed to display local content to users. A spokesperson for the company told TechCrunch that the new feed is being tested with select users

Google now lets merchants add an ‘Asian-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 Asian-owned. The new label is now available to merchants in the Unit

Daily Crunch: Google Maps unveils improved bike navigation, location sharing and aerial landmark views

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