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Google Has Acquired Waze to Enhance Google Maps

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Acquisition, blog, google

Google Acquires  Waze

Google Acquires Waze

Google has acquired social mapping service Waze to improve Google Maps. the Israeli startup team will remain in Israel where Google already has its offices and will continue to work separately for the time being.

“To help you outsmart traffic, today we’re excited to announce we’ve closed the acquisition of Waze. This fast-growing community of traffic-obsessed drivers is working together to find the best routes from home to work, every day,” Google announced on its official blog.

“We’re excited about the prospect of enhancing Google Maps with some of the traffic update features provided by Waze and enhancing Waze with Google’s search capabilities,” Google said. “We’ll also work closely with the vibrant Waze community, who are the DNA of this app, to ensure they have what’s needed to grow and prosper.”

Google didn’t disclose how much they paid for the startup.

Microsoft Ad Spoofs Google Chrome Now Everywhere Ad

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Microsoft Ad Spoofs Google Chrome Now Everywhere Ad

Microsoft Ad Spoofs Google Chrome Now Everywhere Ad

It’s hard to argue that Chrome isn’t getting a prominent rise on both desktop and mobile. To that ends, Google launched a TV ad addressing the ubiquitous state of their browser, dubbed Now Everywhere, the ad highlights that “one browser for your laptop, phone and tablet. When you use Chrome across all of your devices, your web gets better, everywhere.” However, after the new ad came out, Microsoft manged to spoof that emphasizing Google’s main revenue source: Ads and related privacy concerns. The ad is said to be internal but leaked eventually.

Watch the original Google Ad below, followed by the Microsoft spoof. What do you think?

Google Maps App for iOS is Now Available on the App Store

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Download, google, iPhone, Software

Google Maps for iOS

Google Maps for iOS

As expected earlier today, Google has released an official Google Maps application for Apple’s iOS platform running on iPhone and iPod touch and brings back the old mapping capabilities along with new additions, Street View, Transit and turn-by-turn directions.

Navigate your world with Google Maps, now available for iPhone. Get comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps with built-in Google local search, voice guided turn-by-turn navigation, public transit directions, Street View and more. Use Google Maps to discover great places to eat, drink, shop and play, with ratings and reviews from people you trust. Sign in to save your favorite places and quickly access all your past searches and directions from your computer, right on your phone.

Search * Find addresses, places and businesses around the world with Google local search. * Discover places to eat, drink, shop and play, with ratings and local reviews. * Sign in to sync your searches, directions, and favorite places between your computer and your phone.

Directions * Get voice guided, turn-by-turn driving directions. * Find your way by train, bus, subway or walking directions. * Access live traffic information in cities across the world.

Street View and imagery * View 360-degree panoramas of places around the globe with Street View. * See inside more than 100,000 businesses worldwide. * View high resolution satellite imagery of locations around the world.

Simple and easy to use * An entirely new Google Maps experience on your iPhone. * Newly designed and streamlined interface for even easier navigation of your world. * Use gestures to explore the map and browse results.

Google also announced a Google Maps for iOS SDK for developers so they can embed Google Maps into their applications.

Alongside the newly designed Google Maps for iPhone, we’re also excited to announce the Google Maps SDK for iOS. With the Google Maps SDK for iOS, developers can feature Google maps in their applications on the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad. Also, the SDK makes it simple to link to Google Maps for iPhone from inside your app, enabling your users to easily search and get directions.

Download the Google Maps App for iOS from here

Nexus 10, Nexus 4, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Officially Announced

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Nexus 10, Nexus 4, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Officially Announced

Nexus 10, Nexus 4, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Officially Announced

In spite of the cancellation of Android event due to Hurricane Sandy, Google unveiled Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) along with several Nexus devices, Nexus 4 smartphone made by LG, the Google Nexus 10 tablet by Samsung and the new Google Nexus 7 tablet versions made by Asus.

Nexus 10 sports an impressive 10-inch 2560 x 1600 display with 300ppi. The tablet is 8.9mm thick and weighs just 603 grams and includes Samsung Exynos 5 SoC and a Mali 604 GPU. Display, Batter, Chips are made entirely by Samsung.

Nexus 10 will cost $399 for a 16GB model and $499 for the 32GB.

Nexus 4 has a quad-core processor, a 4.7-inch display with 320ppi. It also features wireless charging and of course shipped withe the latest version of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2.
Nexus 4 by LG

Nexus 4 by LG

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is an incremental Android update and will offer a slew of new features:

– Photo Sphere, which will let you create panoramic photos.

– Swype-like Gesture Typing keyboard

– Multi-user support for tablets.

– Daydream is a new Android feature that will turn your Android device into a live gadget when in idle or dock.

Along with other enhancements to Google Now.

Google also updated its Nexus 7 with 3G version. Nexus 7 will cost $199 for 16GB and $249 for 32GB. Nexus 7 with 32GB and mobile data will cost $299 unlocked.

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