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Google Maps 6.0 puts indoor maps & ICS look on your Android device

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The latest version of Google Maps for Android takes the typically outdoor science of mapping and brings it indoors. Google Maps 6.0 provides floor plans for select buildings in the United States and Japan. So…

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Android News

Google Places mistakenly lists open businesses as shutdown after jerks game the system

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One of the primary reasons people use Google Places is to discover points of interest when on the go. How interesting would it be if you knew that some locations don’t appear in Places because they are mist…

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Android News

Google improves mobile site with Chrome-like optimization

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Looks like the guys over at Google have been ramping things up today. Earlier, Androinica’s own Tony Price reported Goog’s newly released Google+ with an Android app. Now, it seems the search gia…

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Lifestyle

Google Hotpot and Nexus S work together in new Portland promo

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Google is launching a special promotion in Portland, Oregon to promote Google HotPot/Places. In the pilot program, Google will distribute Google Places Business Kits that includes custom business cards, s…

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Google looks at buying Groupon

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Google may be getting heat over their recent spending spree, including acquisitions of ITA Software and AdMob, but they aren’t letting it slow them down. Sources close to CNet are now saying that Google…

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Google Maps: now with better Places reviews, filters, and Latitude

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Google recently updated the desktop version of Places to have a better, more organized results page for reviews. The mobile version gets the same treatment in a new update to the Google Maps application (Andro…

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Lifestyle

Facebook Places is available on the FB Touch website. Here’s a screenshot tour.

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Facebook launched its new Places feature because it wanted to give users a chance to discover where their friends are, discover what’s around them, and let others know their location. Sure, we were alre…

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Lifestyle

Facebook Places check-ins to location awareness industry

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Foursquare, Gowalla, Yelp, and the ilk ought to be nervous. Really nervous. Why? Facebook unveiled its own check-in service called Facebook Places last night. Places is a location-aware service to find your…

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Android Apps

Google updates Maps & Places for quicker location discovery

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Android 1.6+ users with Google Maps should be able to find “an even better way to find places nearby” thanks to an update from Google. There is now an updated version of Maps that offers direct acces…

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Google Maps for Android adds train schedules, live Places info, more Latitude features

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Another day, another upgrade from Google. The latest service treated to new features is Google Maps on Android 1.6 or higher, which has added upcoming schedules at transit stations, more integration with Lat…

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Google redesigns Image Search and debuts Places mobile site

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Google redesigns Image Search and debuts Places mobile site

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Google has updated Google Image Search to include some new design tweaks for Android 2.1 devices. When searching online for an image, users will now see a new set of images with more thumbnails packed into the de…

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Google’s Places Directory app finds local businesses

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Google’s Places Directory app finds local businesses

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John’s in a new city and is both hungry and bored. Sure, he could check the Yellowpages or find out what his hotel’s front desk recommends, but maybe he wants to know where the locals go to find a good m…

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