Google Maps lets you hunt for Pokemon for two days

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Google has been testing the potential of augmented reality and how it can be integrated into the tech giant’s services, and we get to experience that for a limited time. Just for two days from today, Google Maps lets you hunt for Pokemon. In a video presentation, players would have to hold their mobile devices out in front of them and spot wild Pokemon appear on the screen. Battle with them and throw virtu

Google Launches Crowdsourced North Korea Map

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
Google opens its Google Maps program for “citizen cartographers” who can contribute in building a map of North Korea, one of the world’s most secretive countries. Google’s map of North Korea used to be as blank as a tabula rasa, save for several rivers and lakes. But if you check the country now on Google Maps, you can see that it is starting to have highways, streets, and (at least in capi

Google Undergoes Some Streamlining By Closing 10 Businesses

Monday, September 5th, 2011
With Google trying to get into other businesses aside from relying simply on online search, it has gone through a series of acquisitions over the years to boost up its opportunities in other markets. Unfortunately, not all of its acquisitions actually came out as expected. Some have been under-performing of late, which may not be what Google wanted. And so, instead of providing some of its much needed capital to

Google Maps Provides Locations of EV Charging Stations

Monday, March 14th, 2011
It is inevitable that streets in the future will be littered with electric vehicles, especially in this age of rising oil prices and dwindling fuel supplies, as well as increasing calls for renewable energy sources. Enter Google Maps and its latest function: Locating every known public electric vehicle charger. Users of Google Maps can simply type the search term “EV Charging Station” followed by the