| Aug 20, 2013
| 12:42 PM
When Google bought Waze, it wasn't just buying a startup -- it was also buying a highly engaged community of users willing to provide real-time traffic information.
And that community is key to Google's effort to stave off rival mapping apps, namely...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Facebook, in a move that could help the social network break down the language barrier among its more than 1 billion users, has acquired Mobile Technologies, a speech recognition and translation company.
Mobile Technologies is the maker of Jibbigo, a...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Since Google launched Photo Sphere late last year, numerous users have contributed panoramic photos to Google Maps.
Photo Sphere is a special camera mode available on some Android smartphones that allows users to quickly and easily take 360-degree...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Google updated its maps app for Android and iPhone smartphones not with new features but with redesigned ads that show up when users do a search query.
Google Maps has been displaying ads since 2010, but Google revamped them to go with a new look it...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:26 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Jeff Bezos' purchase of the Washington Post is provoking anxiety and uncertainty among journalists.
But for Silicon Valley techies, this unlikely marriage is cause for optimism: Someone may finally deliver technical and...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Google has begun integrating features from Waze, the social navigating app it bought this summer, into Google Maps, starting with the addition of traffic incident reports.
Now, when Waze users report road incidents that may cause delays, the incidents...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:25 AM
As National Football League players begin pulling on their practice jerseys at training camp, the league has unveiled an online community designed to spur participation in fantasy football.
Dubbed Fantasy Genius, the site enables novices to seek...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 2:15 PM
United Nations officials on Monday reacted to the latest leaks about U.S. National Security Agency spying with a reminder to the Obama administration of its legal obligation to respect the “inviolability” of diplomatic missions on U.S. soil....
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:32 AM
The iPad once again has a Google Maps app optimized for the Apple tablet.
Google on Wednesday issued an iOS version of Google Maps specifically for use on the iPad. For the last nine months, iPad users who wanted to use Google Maps have been forced to...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Two hackers from Irvine gained access in April to the air conditioning and water systems of a Google Inc. office in Sydney, Australia.
Because Google had failed to install a security patch to a software program that remotely tracks and controls building...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 11:52 AM
In an effort to lure the shrinking flock of young Roman Catholics to a more wired religious world, a Vatican court has ruled that following Pope Francis online and on Twitter can earn believers time off from their sentence to purgatory for confessed and...