Trump Tower becomes 'Dump Tower' on Google Maps

Nov 27, 2016

Trump Tower becomes 'Dump Tower' on Google Maps

Someone has renamed Donald Trump’s midtown Manhattan building on Google Maps, and the new moniker isn’t very flattering. Instead of Trump Tower, it’s “Dump Tower.” WPIX-TV reports (bit.ly/2fGwiAb) that users of the mapping service began noticing the new name for the Fifth Avenue building ...

Nov 18, 2016

South Korea rejects Google's request to use mapping data

South Korea has rejected Google’s request to use local mapping data in the company’s global maps service in a highly awaited deliberation that divided the country for months. The land ministry said Friday that concerns about national security outweighed benefits from exporting the country’s ...

Google Earth images shed light on where solar rooftops make sense

Oct 27, 2016

Google Earth images shed light on where solar rooftops make sense

During his free time on the job as a Google employee, Carl Elkin began tinkering with the company’s 3-D mapping program, wondering if it could identify rooftops that receive enough sunlight to make installing solar panels worthwhile. When the U.S.-based engineer showed a handful ...

In hardware push, Google debuts Pixel smartphone to challenge Apple

Oct 5, 2016

In hardware push, Google debuts Pixel smartphone to challenge Apple

Alphabet Inc.’s Google on Tuesday announced a new Pixel smartphone and a suite of new consumer electronics products for the home, planting itself firmly in the hardware business and challenging Apple Inc’s iPhone at the high end of the $400 billion global smartphone market. ...

Snapchat introduces video-taking sunglasses

Sep 25, 2016

Snapchat introduces video-taking sunglasses

Snapchat, the service for messages that vanish, announced Saturday it will launch a line of video-catching sunglasses, a spin on the Glass eyewear abandoned by Google more than a year ago. The California-based company, which also announced it is changing its name to Snap ...