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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Google Launches Map API Gallery and other LBS News

On Wednesday, Google announced that they were launching the “More Than A Map” website in support of Google Maps. The site works almost as an API gallery showing examples of how developers have used the Google Maps API in a variety of applications.

- Programmable Web

Most of the world is just unhappy with the quality of Apple Maps, but the Taiwanese government is worried over the data it shares. Officials have asked that Apple blur its new $1.4 billion early warning radar station which is clearly visible. Per TNW there is some burring evident, but it's unclear if Apple did it as a result of the request.

- The Next Web

Contrary to popular perception, 68 percent of mobile internet access takes place in the home, according to research unveiled by AOL and BBDO at last week's Advertising Week 2012 conference in New York. Or as the companies put it: Joint Study From AOL And BBDO Turns Traditional View of Mobile Space on its Head.

In a US-based study conducted by InsightsNow, smartphone users kept a seven-day video diary, and Arbitron Mobile tracked their phone use for 30 days.

That means on only about 30% of the time are we ripe for location-based ads. Interesting!

- ZDnet

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/10 at 06:10 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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