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Uber reportedly wants Nokia's Here maps for $3 billion

According to The New York Times, ridesharing company Uber has reportedly put in a bid to purchase Nokia's Here mapping division for the grand total of $3 billion. Nokia has been looking to offload Here for the past few months, and…

Apple bolsters mapping service with Embark acquisition

In an ongoing struggle to keep up with Google Maps, Apple continues to acquire map-centric companies, the latest of which is Embark Inc. According to the company website, Embark makes “mass transit simpler”. It also helps users plan trips, providing…

Apple acquires indoor location startup WiFiSLAM

Apple suffered a critical backlash in September when it decided to replace the pre-installed Google Maps on iOS 6 in favor of its own -- admittedly lacking -- mapping solution. They’ve been busy working on improving accuracy ever since, with…

Explore the Antarctic with Google Maps and Street View

Armchair explorers can now enjoy impromptu South Pole safaris from the warm comfort of their cozy homes. Google announced on Tuesday that its Street View team has been hard at work collecting 360-degree imagery of notable locations in Antarctica and…