Information Why Apple (or any other Co.) Might Have a Hard Time Keeping Up With Google Maps

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  1. TheMightyS

    TheMightyS ActiveRAIDer

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    In an interview given to the BBC, Google Maps boss Brian McClendon discusses exactly why the company values this technology so much:

    With this technology, Google has become less and less reliant on depending on third parties for maps data (which means no licensing fees!), and is now functional in 31 countries. And aside from Ground Truth, McClendon also voiced his commitment to mapping the interiors of public spaces, along with developing 3D models for buildings.



    Given the competition this might get ugly in the near future, but as of now Google sure has a heads up in the market. Competing with a stalwart like google is going to be difficult for most small enterprises, who in the longer run will be taken over or merged with bigger powerhouses.. Whats ur say
     
  2. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    The only issue with Google is that they really need to figure out their navigation and route charting. It was a PITA for me with Android and sheer bliss with Nokia Maps.
     
  3. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    To be fair ... Google is literally "Streets ahead" with its Street View which no competitor can even think of offering. :)
     
  4. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    yeah, and they have all your data, so if big brother is watching you it's thanks to google.
     
  5. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    They have it because we gave it to them .. There's no such things as a free lunch
     
  6. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    yeah, we know that too. But we are not cows or pigs, so we cannot be treated like them.
     
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  7. TheMightyS

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    so what can a common user do??
     
  8. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Nothing. or file a court case.
     
  9. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Well such tech-giants do have a lot of personal data but its not personally-identifiable data .. (in most cases)

    All your search queries are stored by Google by anonymously .. and nothing that relates directly to you unless you want it to. (Web Search History, Location History).

    Its the cost of a free service .. you info keeps their servers running.
     
  10. TheMightyS

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    and spamming services with adverts
     
  11. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    You mean like TV and Print media has been doing for decades .. :p
     
  12. TheMightyS

    TheMightyS ActiveRAIDer

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    ^^ exactly.. thats y i dont watch tv much... prefer watching/streaming movies on my PS3.. atleast its put to some use
     

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