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Google Maps Turns 15

By Damian Rollison on Feb 7, 2020 1:25:23 PM

In honor of the 15th birthday of Google Maps, first launched in 2005, Google has announced several updates, including a new Maps logo and app design for Android and iOS. Here's how the updated app..

Tags: Google Maps

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Monday Memo: Apple Maps Announces Updates, Jumpshot Shuts Down Over Privacy Concerns

By Damian Rollison on Feb 3, 2020 6:36:24 AM

In this week’s post, learn about new Maps features from Apple; the closing of Avast subsidiary Jumpshot due to privacy concerns; updates on Featured Snippets; Google’s new chatbot technology; a..

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Brandify Partner Spotlight: HERE Technologies

By Damian Rollison on Jan 30, 2020 1:13:27 PM

Based in Amsterdam, HERE Technologies has a rich history going back to the earliest days of digital mapping. The company's international mapping platform traces its origins to Navteq, a pioneer in..

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Monday Memo: New York Requires Stores to Accept Cash; Google to Experiment with Search Result Changes

By Damian Rollison on Jan 27, 2020 6:00:00 AM

In this week’s Monday Memo, read about New York City’s ruling against cashless stores; Google’s response to criticisms of its search redesign; how Google understands images; an important change to..

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Monday Memo: Google Acquires Local Inventory Startup, Rolls Out Popular Products on Mobile

By Damian Rollison on Jan 20, 2020 7:15:27 AM

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! In today’s Monday Memo, we look at Google’s acquisition of Pointy; the rollout of Popular Products on mobile; local search alternatives in the EU; the myth of..

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The Local Layer in Consumer Electronics: What I Saw at CES

By Damian Rollison on Jan 17, 2020 7:00:00 AM

I was glad to have the opportunity to visit the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week in Las Vegas, where I saw the latest offerings from Samsung, Google, Sharp, Altec Lansing, Bosch, LG, and..

Tags: Retail, Voice Search, Artificial Intelligence, Local Search
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