Thursday, June 7, 2012

Is Google Terrified Of Losing Maps To Apple?

We just finished watching Google's presentation on all the updates for Google Maps. It was boring. Really, really boring, says Steve Kovach of Business Insider.

It was clear from the start that Google didn't have much to say today. Most of the presentation felt like a history lesson, going over how Google Maps has evolved over the years.

It was even more clear that today's event was a knee-jerk reaction to the news that Apple will have eye-popping 3D maps in the next version of iOS. (Oh, and Apple is going to stop using Google Maps data in iOS Maps, which is a major blow to Google.) 

In short, Google announced nothing, just a few days before Apple shows off its new maps product at WWDC. The entire thing came off as insanely desperate.

Read more: Business Insider


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