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Googles Ghost-town Tours, Fukushima Nuclear Wastelands via Googlemaps/Streetview

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Google | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Googles Ghost-town Tours, Fukushima Nuclear Wastelands via Googlemaps/Streetview

Google Ghost ToursInternet behemoth Google has launched a virtual tour through the nuclear wasteland surrounding Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

Virtual tourists can now take an eery tour through the deserted streets of Namie, one of the towns abandoned after the Fukushima meltdowns spewed radioactive fallout across a large area.

The site reveals streets overgrown with weeds, and time appears to have stood still since Namie’s entire population of 21,000 people was evacuated two years ago.

Fifty percent of the town on the Pacific coast sits within the 20-kilometre evacuation zone around the nuclear plant, which was crippled by Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami :: Read the full article »»»»


Google Maps Back on iPhone as Apple Makes an iMess of iMaps

Posted: December 14th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Google, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Google Maps Back on iPhone as Apple Makes an iMess of iMaps

Google Maps Back on iPhone as Apple Makes an iMess of iMapsGoogle has released a new Maps app for iPhone,the release neatly coincides with Apples inability to get it’s glitch-ridden program right. iPhone users have panned consistently panned iMaps for omitting key landmarks, cities, as well as failing to correctly to give directions.

Google has a serious push for iPhone users underway, promising an entirely new experience with its Google Maps App, including it’s standard – and working – local search functions, voice-guided directions and Street View images of places, as well as the interiors of some 100,000 retail outlets and businesses.

Earlier this year, to much fan-fair, Apple unceremoniously gave Google Maps the boot – which had been the default program for iPhones since the devices inception – when it developed its own mapping application. However, the new Apple developed program immediately drew scorn from iPhone users.

iPhanatics groaned and moaned that Apple’s service – based on Dutch navigation equipment and digital map maker TomTom’s data – contained errors and lacked features that made Google Maps popular.

In October, Scott Forstall, a long-time lieutenant of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, was asked to leave the company partly because of his refusal to take responsibility for the mishandling of the mapping software :: Read the full article »»»»


Marissa Mayer joins Yahoo!

Posted: July 22nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Google, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Marissa Mayer joins Yahoo!

Marissa Mayer Joins Yahoo at 5 million a yearYahoo! – that would be if it could be internet behemoth – has named former Google vice-president Marissa Mayer as its chief executive, the company’s third in less than 12 months.

37-year-old Ms Mayer will assume the role this week. Ms Mayer was one of Google’s earliest employees, she was the Internet search company’s first female engineer. Ms Mayer was responsible for local and geographical products including Google Offers, Google Maps, Google Earth, Street View and local search for desktop and mobile.

The new appointment signals Yahoo!’s renewed focus on product innovation in an effort to drive advertising revenue for one of the world’s largest consumer Internet brands the company said via statement. The move comes as a surprise after many reports said interim CEO Ross Levinsohn had a lock on the top job.

Yahoo! confirmed via regulatory filings that the cost of luring Ms Mayer away from Google was considerable. Ms Mayer will receive a package of almost $US60, including an annual base salary of just over $US1 million, an annual $US2 million bonus as well as stock bonuses of up to $US3 million, giving her an average annual salary of around $US5 million, assuming she sticks :: Read the full article »»»»


Google Launches US Presidential Election 2012 Page

Posted: January 6th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Google, Standout | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Google Launches US Presidential Election 2012 Page

Goggle Election 2012Google has unleasehed it’s new Election 2012  portal, chocked full of every resource a human will ever need or want to know about this year’s US Presidential Election. The site – www.google.com/elections/ – is a dashboard for the multiverse of Google products, as well as some awesome gravity filled links to resources like PBS’s Election Calendar. When you get onto the site, you’re greeted with a Google News-style splash of the latest campaign news. But this is not your typical Google News experience. On the left rail, users are able to filter this Google News stream by candidates, issues and more. The feed has Google usual übercustomization, stretching from journo’s to campaign managers. There’s every chance that you won’t need to leave this monitor to get the entire election coverage, Google has seriously got it covered. Read the full article »»»»