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Siri rival Google Now comes to iPad and iPhone users

Google’s predictive search tool Google Now has launched on Apple’s iOS, giving iPhone and iPad users access to the Siri rival for the first time.

01/05/2013  |  Full story...

Google fined €145,000 for German Street View privacy breach

German regulators have fined Google for collecting massive amounts of personal data including emails, passwords and photos illegally via its Street View mapping service.

23/04/2013  |  Full story...

Google Glass specs revealed: Android app sync, 12GB storage and 5mp camera

Google has revealed the specifications for its Google Glass augmented reality glasses, alongside an Android app, called MyGlass, to configure and manage the device.

Watch this video demonstrating the device in action:

17/04/2013  |  Full story...

Google lets users edit maps ‘Wikipedia-style’

Google has launched its Map Maker in the UK, letting users add their favourite places, in a similar style to user contributions on Wikipedia.

12/04/2013  |  Full story...

Apple to boost mapping tools with Wifislam buy

Apple has bought indoor-mapping specialist Wifislam as it looks to expand its maps product to compete with Google.

Watch this video explaining how Wifislam works:

27/03/2013  |  Full story...

Tesco begins Street View Easter egg hunt

Tesco has launched an online Easter egg hunt, using Google Street View technology to allow players to explore their local streets to find virtual Easter eggs.

25/03/2013  |  Full story...

Mobile search habits by location and context

Conducting mobile searches whilst in store is the most popular action taken by the sample group. The opportunity to conduct searches whilst shopping provides peopel with the opportunity to make more informed decisions. Restaurant searches were the only term that reported the highest volume whilst people were on the go with 150 searches conducted of the sample 6,000 analysed.

Mobile search habits by location and context. Conducting mobile searches whilst in store is the most popular action taken by the sample group. The opportunity to conduct searches whilst shopping provides peopel with the opportunity to make more informed decisions. Restaurant searches were the only term that reported the highest volume whilst people were on the go with 150 searches conducted of the sample 6,000 analysed.

22/03/2013  |  Full story...

Google fined £4.6m for Street View data snooping

Google has been forced to pay £4.6m to US authorities after it collected people's personal information, including emails, passwords, web histories as it compiled data for its Street View mapping service.

14/03/2013  |  Full story...

Google denies killing donkey with Streetview car

Trying to stay true to its mantra of ‘Don’t be Evil’, Google has assured web users that no animals were harmed in the making of its maps, after a picture surfaced on the web showing a donkey lying on the side of a road next to a Streetview car. The search engine giant was forced to issue the denial saying the animal was simply enjoying a dust bath.

18/01/2013  |  Full story...

Google Maps gets 10m iPhone downloads in 48 hours

Google’s new maps app for the iPhone has become one of the most successful app launches ever, getting over 10 million downloads in just 2 days. The Google Maps iPhone app had been highly anticipated by many iPhone users after the recent iOS 6 update saw Google’s mapping software replaced by the iPad mini manufacturer’s own Apple Maps service.

19/12/2012  |  Full story...

Google Maps returns to Apple store with new features

Google's new standalone Maps app for iOS has just gone live in the App Store, following Apple’s controversial decision to replace it with their own brand of mapping software. The move was widely criticised after numerous mistakes were found in Apple Maps' search results. The new Google app offers iOS 6 users unhappy with the experience on Apple's new in-house Maps app the ability to switch back to Google's free offering.

14/12/2012  |  Full story...

Top search terms of 2012: Euro 2012 beats Olympics in Google Zeitgeist report

Euro 2012 was the most searched-for sporting event in the UK, ahead of the Olympics, according to Google’s review of the year. Though Olympics tickets finished second in the overall ‘Zeitgeist’ trends list, there were plenty of searches for Olympic athletes. Topping the list of British Olympians was Andy Murray, who won tennis gold and went on to win his first Grand Slam tournament at the US Open.

12/12/2012  |  Full story...

Marketing techniques with Google maps – upgrades and innovation

More engineering investment from Google means that marketing techniques with Google maps are going to become more innovative as the maps interface strengthens, combining Street View and consumer generated content. Here are the latest developments...

11/12/2012  |  Full story...

Google CEO: “I’m extremely curious that Apple has not chosen to sue us”

In a frank interview this week, Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has admitted his surprise that Apple has not sued the search giant. In a sit down with the Wall Street Journal the one-time Google CEO talked about lawsuits, Apple, and of course all their Android partners. Speaking to the newspaper, the former Apple board member said: ‘It's extremely curious that Apple has chosen to sue Google's partners and not Google itself.”

07/12/2012  |  Full story...

Apple sacks maps boss in management shake-up

Apple has sacked the executive who lead its widely-criticised mobile maps program as part of an ongoing staff overhaul, according to a news report. Technology blog AllThingsD reports that Rich Williamson was fired last week, citing a source familiar with the matter. Apple provoked outrage when it ditched Google Maps in favour of its own software when the iPhone 5 was launched in September.

28/11/2012  |  Full story...

Nokia brings Apple maps rival to iPhone and iPad

Nokia has launched ‘Here’, a rebranded version of its mapping application, on Apple iTunes for iPhone, iPad as well as iPod touch, offering an alternative to Apple’s controversial native maps app.
The app features driving directions, live traffic view, satellite view, public transport line view and offline view, among others. The move comes after Apple removed Google Maps as its default navigation application.

21/11/2012  |  Full story...

Culture change at Apple? Two top execs to go after major management shake- up

Apple has overhauled its management team and announced that two top executives are to leave the company, in a move that could signal a major culture change at the technology giant. John Browett, the head of retail, is out after just six months in the job and Scott Forstall, the long-serving head of its iPhone software development operations, will go in the new year. The US firm did not say why either man was leaving but both have presided over blunders in recent months.

31/10/2012  |  Full story...

Local traffic by search engine: North America

Bing users are more likely to search for local goods and services then Google or Yahoo users in North America with 28.81%. Although Google is the largest of the three search engines, only 24.24% of users opted to conduct local search queries during the analysed period.

Local traffic by search engine: North America. Bing users are more likely to search for local goods and services then Google or Yahoo users in North America with 28.81%. Although Google is the largest of the three search engines, only 24.24% of users opted to conduct local search queries during the analysed period.

25/10/2012  |  Full story...

Mobile vs. non mobile local searches

This chart shows the local search breakdown for mobile and non-mobile users in North America. 16.37% of local search queries on Google were conducting using a mobile device. The fewest local searches on a mobile were conducted using Bing with only 5.21%.

Mobile vs. non mobile local searches. This chart shows the local search breakdown for mobile and non-mobile users in North America. 16.37% of local search queries on Google were conducting using a mobile device. The fewest local searches on a mobile were conducted using Bing with only 5.21%.

24/10/2012  |  Full story...

Google boss: Apple battle is ‘good for consumers’ (Video)

Google's and Apple's smartphone platform war is the defining fight for the industry today’ according to Google’s CEO Eirc Schmidt. Speaking at the All Things Digital conference this week, Schmidt said that the rivalry between iOS and Android was much more important than the war between Apple's and Microsoft's desktop platforms.

Watch the video in full below (Runtime: 1 hour 10 mins):

12/10/2012  |  Full story...

1 in 4 US searches are local- study

The number of searches looking for local goods and services in the US has risen significantly in the past two years, with local searches making up 24% of Google queries, according to new research. The study, from ad network Chitika, indicates that Bing users are slightly more likely to search for local goods and services then Google or Yahoo! users. About 28% of Bing searches indicate a user’s interest in local services and products compared to around 25% for Google and Yahoo.

11/10/2012  |  Full story...

Google goes underwater as coral reefs gets Street View treatment

Google has gone underwater for its latest addition to its street view service, offering 360 degree interactive tours of some of the world’s most famous coral reefs. The firm has partnered with the Catlin Seaview Survey to add areas from the Great Barrier Reef and several other underwater spots. Other areas include Lady Elliot Island, Molokini Crater, Maui, Hanauma Bay, Hawaii, Oahu, and Apo Island, Philippines.

27/09/2012  |  Full story...

Gourmet Burger Kitchen app rewards loyalty with free food

Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) is set to launch a smartphone app with an online gaming element, as the restaurant chain looks to boost its digital reach. Diners earn "badges" for undergoing certain challenges, which then equate to free food. For example, customers ordering a Habernero burger with extra jalapeno chillies will receive a Fireface badge, entitling them to a free drink.

26/09/2012  |  Full story...

Google ‘yet to submit maps app to Apple’ for iPhone 5 users

Apple’s heavily-criticised new mapping system looks set to remain the only location app on the iPhone 5 for a while longer, as Google revealed it has not yet submitted its mapping service for inclusion on the App Store. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has admitted that no move has been made to put the Internet search engine giant's map application on Apple's latest smartphone operating system, iOS6.

25/09/2012  |  Full story...

Nestle puts GPS trackers in Kit Kat bars to deliver prizes

Nestle has launched a (slightly creepy) new promotion for its Kit Kat, Yorkie and Aero bars, embedding GPS trackers in select bars, with the promise to track down the buyer within 24 hours to deliver a £10,000 prize.The promotion called 'We will find you', will involve six KitKat 4 Finger, KitKat Chunky, Aero Peppermint Medium, or Yorkie bars.

Watch the promo video here:

24/09/2012  |  Full story...

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