Unconfirmed Rumor: Google to Buy Yelp for $500M

TechCrunch is reporting this evening that a deal between Google and Yelp is “80% likely” to happen. Rumored to be in the ballpark of $500M or more, the acquisition could be a huge gain for Google Maps and Android. Meshing Yelp’s crowd-sourced business directory together with ...

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Waze Announces Holiday Themed Version of its Free Navigation App, Launches Contest

If you’re interested in how companies plan to compete with Google Maps Navigator, we suggest you keep an eye on waze.  Rather than turning around and running in the opposite direction, the first free provider of driver-generated maps and real-time road information, embraces the challenge ...

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A Google’s Favorite Place Near You

Google is trying hard to develop tools and services that converting smartphones into a every day companion, instead of just a gadget that you use once in a while. This can be accomplished by turning the smartphone into location based friendly tool. This new service, Google’s Favorite Place, ...

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Google Maps Update – What’s Nearby You?

Google has added a new feature called “What’s nearby” to the latest release of Google Maps (v3.3.0).  The feature finds and displays a list of the ten nearest businesses or other places of interest to whatever address you specify on your map.

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Android 1.6 Gets Google Maps Navigation

One of the coolest features and improvements in Android 2.0, Google Maps Navigation, is now available for devices running Android 1.6 (Donut).  All you G1 and myTouch 3G owners are now able to take advantage of  voice guided directions and automatic rerouting. Using your data connection, ...

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Hacked G1s Support Google Maps Navigation

We know you G1 owners are jealous of the Droid’s mapping system.  You can’t fool us.  It’s super awesome and you want it.  You just don’t want to switch carriers or drop a couple hundred bucks on a new phone.  What’s a guy (or gal) to do?  Well, you could ...

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Android 2.0 Adds the Game Changer Known as Google Maps Navigation

Google announced the next evolution of their Google Maps for mobile today and it’s a game-changer.  It’s called Google Maps Navigation it’s an internet-connected GPS navigation system with voice guidance.  And it comes standard with Android 2.0.  Sounds fancy huh?  It ...

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Google Adds Crowdsourcing to Maps

Google is now using the locations and speeds of their mobile users to help each other out.  Rather than finding out where congestion is the hard way, the traffic layer now uses crowdsourcing to help users get a feel for real-time road conditions. For those of you with GPS enabled handsets with ...

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Brightkite Now Available in Android Market

Brightkite just launched their first client for the Android platform.  This marks their first app since the iPhone version.  It’s not just a standard port though as this version offer features like integrated Google maps and background notifications for new messages.  Unlike the ...

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BuddyMob Fine-Tuned for Optimal Performance

Brussels,  26 March  2009 – BuddyMob is a free, cool application for mobile devices, made by Kiboo. BuddyMob gives you access to all your social networking applications like Twitter, MSN, Gtalk and AIM and use them simultaneously from your mobile phone, via one simple log-in.

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Android Armed up with a Map Editor by Google

Brian Cornell, a software engineer at Google, developed the My Map Editor app that allows Android phone users to create and share maps using their mobiles.  On top of that, one can also synchronize the maps to their PCs. Tell you what, he has developed this app using just 20% of his time over ...

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Maps For Google Android Takes Advantage of G1 Hardware

Google Mobile team is starting a new series of features on Android applications. First up: Maps for Android.

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