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Apple shutting down transit app HopStop in October

HopStop, acquired by Apple in 2013, serves transit directions to 113 U.S. cities, while Apple Maps in iOS 9 will serve only six.


Google Maps' Street View ascends 3,000 feet to the top of El Capitan

Google is looking up, way up with its latest addition to Street View, Yosemite National Park's El Capitan.

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Yahoo axes Maps, Pipes, other services as it narrows focus

Yahoo says it has a clear focus on search, communications, and digital content, and to keep that focus some older services must go.

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Google Maps now shows real-time transit updates in three U.S. cities, more on the way

The transit options are also rearranged to call out recommended routes based on your location.

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Apple's mysterious vans reportedly collecting Maps data for Street View rival

Apple wants to challenge Google on maps accuracy, but is it too late?

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Report: iOS 9 Maps will finally bring mass transit select cities

Need transit directions? iOS 9 could prove helpful if you are in San Francisco or New York.

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Reports: Apple Maps to finally add transit directions in iOS 9

A long-awaited feature is rumored to be on deck for WWDC.

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Apple buys GPS startup Coherent to beef up mapping technology

Several Coherent employees have taken jobs working on Apple's map and location technologies.

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Yep, that's the Android mascot peeing on Apple in Google Maps

Now THAT apple will definitely keep doctors away.


Yup, Apple's still working on public transit for Apple Maps

A job posting seeks someone with “in-depth knowledge about public transit,” after the rumored feature didn't pan out in iOS 8.

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Mysterious Apple van fuels speculation about self-driving car or Maps overhaul

A camera-equipped Dodge Caravan spotted driving around the Bay Area could mean Apple is building out its own version of Google's Street View. If so, however, it'd take years to gather sufficient data.