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Thursday, October 13, 2005

USA Today reports on a “geocaching program” offered by a hotel outside of Yosemite. They fit new geocachers with lunch and a GPS and apparently some few instructions. That didn’t seem to help the writer who complained that the device lost contact with satellites and failed to note stream crossings… There’s a mountain bike version of the excursion as well.

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/13 at 07:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

John Carroll, who actually works for Microsoft, goes on about what Google did right with Google Maps. Nothing earthshattering, but a nice review of how small incremental innovation can snatch even non-mappers away from say, MapQuest.

And, if you missed it, Google straightened out the Taiwan confusion: “Google responded to complaints from the Taiwanese government and removed a reference to the island as a province of China.”

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/13 at 07:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Richard MacManus reviews what came out of session on this topic at the Web 2.0 conference. In short, there’s still a lot of work in creating mashups and, to no one’s surprise, I suspect, no clear business model. But, it’s still a young Web 2.0, isn’t it?

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/13 at 07:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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