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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google search now lets you avoid lines by showing the busiest times at millions of places and businesses   —  Google search today gained a brilliant new feature that has the potential to save you a lot of time.  You can now see “popular times” (read: the busiest, most crowded …
Jul 28, 2015, 12:25 PMIn context
Gerard Sanz / Google Lat Long:
Google Maps adds Your Timeline view, showing where you've been on any given day   —  Your Timeline: Revisiting the world that you've explored  —  Have you ever wanted a way to easily remember all the places you've been — whether it's a museum you visited during your last vacation or that fun bar you stumbled upon a few months ago?
Jul 21, 2015, 10:45 PMIn context
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
The next Google Glass is ‘Enterprise Edition,’ expanded testing later this year   —  We told you yesterday about a new device that passed through the FCC—codenamed GG1—and many have speculated that it's the next generation of the Google Glass hardware.  While it's often suggested that the device …
Jul 3, 2015, 6:35 PMIn context
James Surowiecki / MIT Technology Review:
Google Fiber has pushed ISPs to improve broadband speeds in many markets, a result the FCC's National Broadband Plan failed to achieve   —  Broadband Speeds Are Improving in Many Places.  Too Bad It Took Google to Make It Happen.  —  It's too often said that some event “changed everything” in technology.
Jun 28, 2015, 2:00 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google quietly acquired “app streaming” startup Agawi last fall that lets users access apps without downloading them first   —  Google Confirms Acquisition Of Agawi, A Specialist In Streaming Native Mobile Apps  —  Native apps have overtaken the web as the main place …
Jun 18, 2015, 12:20 PMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google Maps Now Warns You If You Are Navigating To A Place That Will Be Closed When You Arrive   —  Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan.  In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time.  His wife tolerates him as few would.
Jun 15, 2015, 9:15 PMIn context
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google on iOS and Android can now use geolocation to answer “When does this restaurant open?” or “How long is this river?”   —  [WATCH] Google's Amazing Location-Aware Search Finds Answers About Nearby Places  —  How tall is that tower in front of you?
Jun 10, 2015, 7:35 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google Maps now lets you send places from desktop to your iPhone   —  Android users have been able to take advantage of the handy “send to device” feature in Google Maps since April, and now the same functionality has arrived on iOS.  The latest version of Google Maps, now in the App Store …
Jun 9, 2015, 6:20 PMIn context
Selena Larson / The Daily Dot:
Diversity in Google I/O keynote featuring women and people of color onstage raised the bar for other technology companies   —  On Google, Apple, and Silicon Valley's Homeric struggle with diversity  —  It's time we talk about our expectations—and think about why we continue to congratulate companies …
May 29, 2015, 8:05 AMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Google's Places API for iOS exits beta, letting any developer add better location data to their apps   —  Two months after announcing its new Places API for mobile developers, Google has officially launched the iOS version out of beta.  —  Above: Lyft Location
May 29, 2015, 6:00 AMIn context

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