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French Court Fines Google $660,000 Because Google Maps Is Free

French Court Fines Google $660,000 Because Google Maps Is Free

Feb. 2 | Tweet Google faces a $660,000 fine after a French court ruling that the company is abusing its dominant position in mapping by making Google Maps free. According to The Economic Times, the French commercial court “upheld an unfair competition complaint...

Google Maps Compromising America’s Secrets!

Google Maps Compromising America’s Secrets!

Dec. 12 | Tweet Today Discovery reported that Google maps may be compromising national security by not censoring secret bases. By using Google maps, anyone can search for famous military bases and zoom in to see the air strips and even secret drones like the RQ-170...

Google Now Maps Indoors at Malls, Airports

Google Now Maps Indoors at Malls, Airports

Dec. 5 | Tweet We all use Google Maps to get from one place to another but how about this. What if you were to use Google Maps to get from one mall to another?! As the Official Google Blog puts it, “With the release of Google Maps 6.0 for Android, [the indoor]...

Google Maps adds New Feature – Fuel Calculator

Google Maps adds New Feature – Fuel Calculator

Jan. 20 | Tweet Today Google quietly added a new feature to its Google Maps. This new feature calculates the approximate fuel cost for your journey from point A to point B or even multiple stops. By clicking on the “Get Directions” feature the route...

Couple sues Google, gets $1

Couple sues Google, gets $1

Dec. 2 | Tweet TechCrunch reported an interesting case today. A couple who sued Google over its Street view service. The court, after a two year long battle, found Google guilty and awarded the couple damages which amounted to 100 pennies or $1! The judge handed...

Indian Government now Issues Notice to Google!

Indian Government now Issues Notice to Google!

Aug. 23 | Tweet First it was Blackberry and now its Google. The Indian government today reported that it had issued a notice to the Internet super-giant Google for wronly depicting its maps bordering Pakistan. The government said that the maps depicted a disputed...

Money Wasted or well spent? Obama administration spends $1.2 billion on cycling and walking initiatives

Money Wasted or well spent? Obama administration spends $1.2 billion on cycling and walking initiatives

Jun. 21 | Tweet The economy is slow but spending seems to be at a all time high. According to the Federal Highway Administration spending on biking and walking projects rose to about $1.2 billion dollars in 2009. This comes at a sharp contrast to the $6 million...