Google Maps

  • Google looking for the world's best 'Pokemon Master'. Here's how to apply 01-04-2014 12:34 PM

    New Delhi: It's April Fools' Day and Google is back with its pranks. In one of its pranks for the day, Google welcomes people to apply for a new job opening - Pokemon Master - at Google. It says to have prepared a rigorous test to find the world's best...
  • Google launches indoor maps in India; lets you locate locations inside malls, museums 05-03-2014 02:02 PM

    New Delhi: Technology giant Google has launched indoor maps in India that will help users browse through and locate specific locations inside venues like malls and museums. The service, available as part of Google Maps, is already available in countries like the US, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Netherlands....
  • Desert Breath: Explore the spiral in the Egyptian desert on Google Maps 28-02-2014 01:07 PM

    London: No, this is not a landscape for aliens to land their extraterrestrial aircraft or an ancient monument unearthed in the Egyptian desert. This amazing photograph is an environmental art installation and Google Map has taken an awesome image of this piece of artwork from above the sky. Billed as...
  • This video of a virtual 3D tour of the Taj Mahal using Google maps is the most amazing thing you'll see all day 22-02-2014 11:45 AM

    Haven't been to the Taj Mahal? Well, here's your chance to see it in 3D using Google maps. The viral video shows the Taj Mahal in all its glory. The music in the video will definitely make you want to pack your bags and leave right away. Spare three minutes...
  • Google apologises for 'Hitler' name on Google Maps 11-01-2014 01:34 PM

    Berlin: Google apologised Friday after a Berlin intersection briefly regained its Nazi-era name, Adolf-Hitler-Platz, on the Google Maps service. Google spokeswoman Lena Wagner said the company quickly took down the name after the error was discovered. The intersection was relabeled with its proper name, Theodor-Heuss-Platz, after West Germany's first post-World...
  • Tracking Santa Claus with Google, Microsoft and NORAD 24-12-2013 11:08 PM

    New Delhi: Santa Claus is a part of popular folklore, but tracking Father Christmas has been a high-tech affair for many years now with Google playing an active role. This year Google is tracking Santa Claus' journey across the globe, as he hops from one location to another delivering millions...
  • Google Tips: From Android to YouTube, Google's handy tutorials for its services 16-12-2013 04:25 PM

    New Delhi: Most of us straightaway get to the Google search engine and look for solutions whenever we encounter problems related to Google's services including Gmail, Maps, Chrome, and YouTube. We visit various websites and keep hunting them until we get the best solution to our problems. But to facilitate...
  • Google adds new features to make search more personalised 20-11-2013 05:17 PM

    Taipei: Internet major Google is adding new features to its popular services like search page, maps and youtube to provide more personalised information especially related to day to day lives of its users. Weather updates at the start of the day of or traffic movement during the office hours are...
  • Google Maps shows body of 14-year-old boy; father wants it to be taken down 19-11-2013 10:11 AM

    Richmond: A San Francisco Bay Area man wants Google Maps to remove an aerial image that shows the body of his 14-year-old son, who was shot and killed in 2009. Jose Barrera told KTVU-TV over the weekend that he became aware of the image of his son Kevin earlier in...
  • Google Maps video shows how a man found his lost Indian family after 25 years 16-10-2013 01:38 PM

    Google has now made a video promoting Google Maps out of Saroo Brierley's story of locating his long lost family in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh after 25 years with the help of Google Earth. Google has posted on its official blog detailing Brierley's story. Watch the incredible story of hope, determination...
  • Top 10 most used smartphone apps: Google Maps beats Facebook by a mile 06-08-2013 12:32 PM

    New Delhi: Of all the apps available today for different platforms, GlobalWebIndex has listed the top 10 apps most actively used by the 969.49 million strong global smartphone population. According to data released by GlobalWebIndex, Google Maps is the most used smartphone app, with over 54 per cent of the...
  • Google Latitude to go off the map to make space for Google Plus 11-07-2013 07:08 AM

    New Delhi: Google has announced that Google Latitude, its location sharing service, will no longer be a part of the Google Maps app and that it is retiring the service on August 9, 2013. Google is aggressively pushing its social networking service Google Plus and the Latitude retirement is also...
  • Google Maps update starts rolling out for Android 4.0.3+ devices 10-07-2013 05:46 PM

    Mumbai: Google is finally starting to roll out the much awaited Maps update it had promised back during Google I/O in May. The update brings along a whole revamped interface along with some great new features. The first thing you will notice with this update is that the user interface...
  • Explore Harry Potter film set on Google Map's Street View 07-07-2013 09:32 AM

    Mumbai: Google has now come up with a way for Muggles and Wizards alike to visit Diagon Alley, without have to shell out a lot of Galleons to get to London. The search engine giant has added the well known alley on Google Map's Street View. While Street View mode...
  • Google Maps leads Chinese man abducted 23 years ago back home 18-05-2013 05:15 PM

    Beijing: A Chinese man kidnapped 23 years ago at the age of five and sold to a family 1,500 km from his home, has been reunited with his family again, all thanks to Google Maps. 28-year-old Luo Gang from southwest China's Sichuan province, abducted and taken to Fujian province 23...
  • Google unveils music service; improves maps, photo, other tools 16-05-2013 08:38 AM

    San Francisco: Google used its annual conference for software developers, Google I/O, to unveil several new products, services and features. They include enhancements for online games, maps, search, music and photos and are meant to help the company cement its role in people's technological lives. Here's a look at some...
  • CBI may probe Google's mapping contest 'Mapathon' 22-04-2013 10:58 AM

    New Delhi: The Google Mapathon event case, in which the US internet giant allegedly violated Indian mapping laws, has been sent to the home ministry with the recommendation of a probe by the CBI cyber crime cell, said BJP MP Tarun Vijay. "Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar has informed that...
  • Book Google for violating India's mapping regulations: BJP MP 24-03-2013 02:30 PM

    New Delhi: The government should book Google for "violating" India's defence regulations on maps and force the company to surrender its "illegally stored" data to the Surveyor General of India, BJP MP Tarun Vijay says. "Getting every inch of India mapped by illegally inviting people to send the data for...
  • Google Maps on iOS clocks over 10 million downloads in 48 hours 18-12-2012 05:17 PM

    New Delhi: Less than a week after its release on iOS devices, Google Maps is racking up an impressive download count. The app has surpassed 10 million downloads so far, according to Google SVP of Commerce and Local Jeff Huber. The milestone was announced by Huber over the company's Google+...
  • Apple in talks with Foursquare Labs on data map sharing: Report 18-12-2012 11:30 AM

    Bangalore: Apple Inc is in early discussions with Foursquare Labs Inc to integrate local data into the company's mapping application, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the talks. Apple launched its own mapping service in early September, replacing popular Google Maps, which previously came pre-loaded in Apple...
  • Review: New Google Maps for iPhone reigns superior 15-12-2012 03:55 PM

    New York: Like a lot of people, I was happy and relieved to see Google Maps return to the iPhone. I'd been frustrated with the Apple mapping software that had replaced it three months ago. For one thing, it didn't have public transit directions, a feature important for New Yorkers...
  • Google Maps app returns to iPhone 13-12-2012 01:35 PM

    San Francisco: Google Maps have found their way back to the iPhone. The world's most popular online mapping system returned on late Wednesday with the release of the Google Maps' iPhone app. The release comes nearly three months after Apple replaced Google Maps as the device's built-in navigation system and...
  • Google's maps go indoors with new mobile feature 30-11-2011 10:28 AM

    San Francisco: Google's next frontier in digital mapping will span the world's shopping malls and airports. An upgrade of Google's mobile mapping service released Tuesday includes directions within stores, malls, airports and transit centers in the US and Japan. The initial index only covers a small fraction of the great...
  • Name change for Libyan square on Google Maps 23-08-2011 06:58 AM

    San Francisco: Google Inc.'s online mapping service has changed the name of a Libyan location to what it was called before Muammar Gaddafi rose to power four decades ago. The change came late Sunday, just hours after rebel forces pushed into Tripoli with little resistance. "Green Square" is now "Martyrs'...