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  • 10 deadliest earthquakes in the last 25 years 4 hours 36 minutes ago

    The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015 has killed thousands and has left large parts of the mountainous country in shambles. Man has been at the receiving end of nature's fury since the dawn of evolution. We list the worst devastations in the last quarter-of-a-century. ...
  • Nokia denies return to phone making, says 'these reports are false' 13 hours 43 minutes ago

    Helsinki : Finland's Nokia denied reports in Chinese media that it planned to return to manufacturing phones. "Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of a R&D facility in China. These reports are false," Nokia said in a statement posted on...
  • Google apologises for the Android mascot peeing on Apple logo 2 days ago

    San Francisco: Google was re-evaluating its user-edited online map system after the latest embarrassing incident - an image of an Android mascot urinating on an Apple logo. The image, part of a crowd-sourced edit on Google Maps, appeared briefly at a Pakistani location before it was removed by the online giant...
  • Google Maps shows Android robot mascot peeing on the Apple logo 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The image of an Android robot mascot relieving itself on the Apple logo in Google Maps has the Internet amused. The image that appeared on Google Maps near the city of Rawalpindi in Pakistan, could be seen only in the the Map view. It, however, disappeared when users...
  • Facebook, BMW, Audi, Daimler, Uber eyeing Nokia maps: Report 5 days ago

    Frankfurt: Nokia's maps business has drawn interest from at least four potential acquirers, including Facebook and a consortium of German carmakers BMW, Audi and Daimler, a German magazine reported on Wednesday. Manager Magazin cited people familiar with the matter as saying local transportation service Uber is looking at the books of...
  • Windows 10 Phone Maps app will now also help you find things to do April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Maps are, well, just maps. They help you find a route to your destination and gauge traffic. But, Microsoft is aiming to bring in more functionality to its mobile maps than just helping you locate places. The software giant is updating its map app, which will now be...
  • Nokia likely to sell its Here maps unit April 15, 2015

    Helsinki:- Finland's Nokia on Wednesday confirmed it had started a strategic review of its map business, HERE, after announcing a takeover of network equipment rival Alcatel-Lucent. "The Board of Directors of Nokia believes this is the right moment to assess the position of HERE within the proposed new Nokia business," the...
  • Nokia considering sale of Here map business: Source April 11, 2015

    New York: Nokia is considering selling its maps business known as HERE, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday, pushing up shares in the Finnish company as well as its network gear rival Alcatel-Lucent. After the exit from handsets, analysts have seen little synergies between the map unit and...
  • Google's April Fools' Day prank: Play PAC-MAN in Google Maps April 1, 2015

    San Francisco: The virtual streets of Google Maps are being transformed into Pac-Man's chomping grounds in celebration of April Fools' Day. Google added the option to convert its popular navigation service into the Pac-Man video game on Tuesday morning, around the same day the calendar turned to April 1 in Asia....
  • Nokia launches free Here maps for Apple users March 13, 2015

    Helsinki: Nokia says it has started providing mapping services for free download in Apple's App Store, after a successful launch of the service on Android devices. The Here offline maps, with navigation and search features covering more than 150 countries, is immediately available for devices using the iOS operating system, such...
  • Uber buys mapping and search startup deCarta: Report March 4, 2015

    Bengaluru: Ride service Uber is buying mapping and search startup deCarta for an unspecified amount, technology website Mashable said on Tuesday, citing an Uber representative. Uber would buy deCarta's technology and talent through the deal, which closes later this week, Mashable reported. DeCarta provides a software platform that focuses on location-based service...
  • Google Maps updated with Local Guides feature February 8, 2015

    San Francisco: An update to Google's free online map service now lets users become local guides who post reviews of businesses and venues in a challenge to Yelp. Local Guides was described by Google as a global community of the top reviewers who reap benefits based on how much they post...
  • Google launches voice-guided lane guidance feature for its Maps on Android, iOS January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Tech giant Google launched a lane guidance feature for its Maps on Android and iOS devices in India offering users voice-guided instructions signalling the lane they should stay in or move while navigating. Google currently offers lane guidance in more than 10 countries globally, including the US, Canada and...
  • Legal action to be initiated against Google for displaying incorrect map of India on its websites December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has asked the Department of Electronics and Information Technology and Survey of India to initiate "appropriate" legal action against Google for wrongly depicting international boundary of some states like Arunachal Pradesh, the Lok Sabha was informed today. "Google is displaying incorrect map of India depicting the international...
  • Complaint filed against Google maps for wrong depiction of India's boundaries December 14, 2014

    The Survey of India has filed a complaint with police against Google Maps for alleged wrong depiction of India's international boundaries. ...
  • Survey of India files complaint against Google maps for wrong depiction of India's boundaries December 13, 2014

    Dehradun: Survey of India on Saturday filed a complaint with police against Google maps for alleged wrong depiction of India's international boundaries. Dalanwala Police station in charge Anil Kumar Joshi said that the Survey of India, in its complaint, said that Google maps is depicting India's international boundaries in a "wrong"...
  • Incorrect map of India on Google websites: Government December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Survey of India has found out that Google is displaying incorrect map of India on its different websites, the government on Friday said. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry Rajyavardhan Rathore said that after complaints...
  • Nokia's Here map for Android now available on Google Play; not limited to Samsung Galaxy phones anymore December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Nokia's Here map, which was earlier restricted to Samsung Galaxy phone Android users, is now available for other Android devices. The app, which is an alternative to Google Maps, is available to download for free from the Google Play store. The app you can download from Google Play brings...
  • Photos: 30 amazing world maps that show how international borders have changed from millions of years ago to present November 30, 2014

    Cartographers across the world unite on Reddit under reddit.com/r/MapPorn to collect and create interesting maps. From over 300 million years ago when the world was nothing but a supercontinent called 'Pangea' to the present day when almost every home has internet, the world map has changed considerably.These 30 maps show...
  • PM Modi watches as Australian varsity displays Indian map without Kashmir November 14, 2014

    Brisbane: During Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the Indian map displayed there had Kashmir missing from it, prompting a strong protest by Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh. "India's Foreign Secretary raised the issue strongly and received an unqualified apology," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said,...
  • Photos: 30 incredible world maps that show how international borders have changed from millions of years ago to present October 15, 2014

    Cartographers across the world unite on Reddit under reddit.com/r/MapPorn to collect and create interesting maps. From over 300 million years ago when the world was nothing but a supercontinent called 'Pangea' to the present day when almost every home has internet, the world map has changed considerably.These 30 maps show...
  • Nokia's Here map comes to Android - but limited to Samsung Galaxy phones for now October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Nokia's Here Map app has finally made its entry into Android. The Here Map, which was earlier restricted to Windows phones and Nokia X series, is now available (in beta) for the Galaxy smartphones from Samsung. Owners of Samsung's Galaxy phones can download the Here map app, which...
  • Battle of the map apps: Which app is best for what October 8, 2014

    Chicago: Many people use smartphone apps to map their drive to dinner or find a less-congested route to work. But did you know that you can use them for public transit, too? You can even access some maps offline, when you have a spotty connection or are in the subway. Here's...
  • Food map will help investors find right locations: Harsimrat Kaur Badal September 29, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Union Minister for food processing industry Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday said her ministry had created a district-wise 'food-map' to help investors find best locations to set up plants. Speaking at industry body ASSOCHAM's sixth international summit on food processing, agri-business and dairy here, Badal said, "When I took over...
  • Photos: Satellite images of the worst flood affected areas in Jammu and Kashmir through Google's 'Crisis Map' September 15, 2014

    The rescue operations in Jammu and Kashmir in flood affected areas are in full swing. To help rescue agencies in this operation, Google has come forward with a novel concept. Google launched a crisis map with updated satellite imagery to facilitate rescue operations in floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir.'Our hope is...
  • Google launches 'crisis map' to help people in floodhit Kashmir September 14, 2014

    Internet giant Google has created a crisis map with updated satellite imagery to facilitate rescue operations in floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir."Our hope is that this will help rescue agencies, volunteers and others involved in rescue operations respond to this crisis by identifying flood zones, evacuation routes and weather conditions," Google...
  • Apple fails the geography test, again September 13, 2014

    Toronto: Geography has again stumped Apple, with the technology company mixing up and relocating both Canada's largest city and its national capital on a map showing when different parts of the country can expect new iPhone deliveries. Not only did Apple's Canadian website misplace Toronto and Ottawa, it incorrectly placed Edmonton...
  • Facebook the most used smartphone app, but Google's apps dominate the top 10 August 25, 2014

    New York: Social networking website Facebook is the most used app, but Google apps dominate the top 10 slots when it comes to selecting from over two million apps available in the Apple and Google stores. Topping the app list is Facebook, being used by 115 million people monthly while Googleowned...
  • Rainfall map of India: June 1 to August 17, 2014 August 19, 2014

    This map with data sourced from the India Meteorological Department shows how much rainfall different regions of the country received from June 1, 2014 to August 17, 2014 and what was the change from the normal rainfall in the subregion. ...
  • Google under CBI scrutiny over Mapathon 2013; accused of violating Indian laws July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against Internet giant Google over Mapathon 2013, an event organised by the US company, for allegedly violating laws by mapping sensitive areas and defence installations, prohibited by law. The CBI registered the PE based on a complaint filed by Surveyor General of...