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Ask Launches Improved UK Maps

Yesterday Ask launched an improved version of UK Maps in a bid to get more users of the utility in the UK. I am not too familiar with the pitfalls of version 1.0 but according to Ask’s press release the new system accounts for the US-english vs UK-english...

Google Maps Anti-Microsoft?

A recent post at ZDNet shows a screen shot from a Google Maps search for “Microsoft” displaying an unexpected image. The image depicted the windows logo with a slash through it. How did this happen? Apparently Google automatically associated this image with...

Google / NASA Partnership

A research and development partnership between NASA and Google was announced back in September of 2005, and now, more than a year later, they are just about ready to collaborate. The two companies will work together through their formal agreement to study a number of...

Google: Europe Acquisition, Domains, Visiting Base Users

Time to give you a little update on Google’s moving and shaking as of late: Google has acquired Endexon, a European geo-mapping company which will provide Google with an excellent European base of operations for their map products in that marketplace. Google is...

Google Announces Update for Holiday Season

This holiday season Google has announced a search engine update geared towards a bolder integration of Google Base data. At the latest Professional Ebay Sellers Alliance Summit (PESA) Google stated that they would provide a ‘refine your search’ option to...