Google Launches Street View App

Google has introduced a Street View app for iOS and Android. The standalone app will let people explore collections of 360-degree panorama photos of locations (both interior and exterior), and make their own contributions to public photo galleries. Users can snap 360-degree “spherical” photos directly from their Android phone or iPhone, or use a dedicated 360-degree camera such as the Ricoh Theta S or NCTech iris360. They can then...

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Map Wars Heat Up in Silicon Valley
Aug16

Map Wars Heat Up in Silicon Valley

Berkeley, Calif. — Somewhere lies a mythical city where the cars drive themselves, and the people walk around with wearable guides that know what they want and where to find it. To make this city work requires the most detailed map ever created. Google wants that map. So do Apple and Uber. And a consortium of German luxury carmakers just bought their way into Silicon Valley’s simmering map-making race, announcing earlier this month...

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TomTom Reportedly Weighs Options, Including Sale

TomTom, the Dutch maker of navigation software and devices, is exploring options that could lead to a sale as mapping technology draws growing interest from potential buyers, according to people familiar with the matter. TomTom, which operates an office in Lebanon’s Centerra Park, is attracting companies and investors who were looking at Nokia’s maps business, called HERE, which it agreed to sell to German carmakers on Monday, the...

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