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Google Maps gets stunning makeover for Web, enhancements to mobile

Google Maps gets an eye-popping makeover for its venerable Web interface as well as bringing improvements to its mobile apps.

Facebook close to acquiring navigation app Waze so it can sell you ads while you drive

Facebook is reportedly very close to buying crowdsourced navigation app Waze for anywhere between $500 million and $1 billion.

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Google Maps' new facelift will slay the sidebar, exalt the map

A rumored overhaul of the Google Maps UI will nix the

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Remains of the Day: King of the world

Apple's still the king in digital music and raking in the moolah for PCs, but one trader loses big on the company.

Remains of the Day: Witness for the prosecution

Siri's getting its day in court, Apple's putting boots on the ground around the world, and the Biggest Little City in the World is getting its head in the cloud.

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Apple buys indoor mapping app startup WiFiSlam

Apple has acquired mapping startup WiFiSlam, which is developing an indoor location service for smartphones, Apple said Monday.

Remains of the Day: Now means now

Apple Maps is flying high (in some locations), Tim Cook gets duty in front of the jury, and Google Now may be available for iOS ... well, not now. But soon?

Contact search highlights Google Maps for iPhone update

An update to Google Maps for iPhone adds a feature lacking from the initial release in the form of contact searching, alongside other improvements.

Remains of the Day: International affairs

Apple aims for India adoption, breaks new ground down under, and gets super in the UK.

Remains of the Day: iMod squad

Apple won't have a little bundle of shareholder joy next week, iOS developers can now get their map data from Mountain View, and one team of cops has mission--if they choose to accept it.

Remains of the Day: Radio buttons

iOS may have some radio features up its sleeves, Apple's pimping self-made e-book authors, and if you work in mapping and software, there are plenty of jobs in Cupertino.

Google Maps tops 10 million downloads on iOS App Store

Google made up for months off iPhone with 48-hour return rush.

Google Maps for iPhone could violate European law

When users install Google Maps on their iPhone, the option to share location data with Google is switched on by default. By doing this, Google violates European data protection law, according to a German data protection watchdog.