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Most popular stories of 2015: Google

The year Google stopped being Google and became Alphabet... but what's in a name? Surely the company once synonymous with web search has become a true tech giant and a leader in cloud, mobile, software, mapping, and a contender in…

Google Street View takes you on a tour of ancient Egypt

Have you always dreamed of touring ancient Egypt but don’t have the money needed to make the dream a reality? Fret not as Google recently deployed staffers to the region equipped with Trekker camera systems to capture 360-degree imagery on…

Google Street View heads to the Aloha State

Google Street View is morphing into a bit of a social butterfly as of late with notable visits to some of the world’s most breathtaking places. The company can soon check another destination off the bucket list as Google’s Street…

Google shares Street View imagery from Fukushima disaster area

The Great East Japan Earthquake and resulting tsunami that devastated parts of Japan in 2011 was one of the worst natural disasters in recent memory. It was further complicated by damage to the Fukushima nuclear plant which ultimately forced residents…

Google takes Street View to new heights - quite literally

Google’s beloved yet often controversial Street View cameras have reached new heights – quite literally. Leaving the camera-equipped cars at home, Google’s expedition team bundled up and hit some of the world’s most impressive mountain ranges with a lightweight tripod…

Google settles Street View privacy case for $7 million

Google has come to an agreement with 38 states and the District of Columbia to settle a dispute regarding the company’s use of Street View vehicles to secretly collect personal information as it roamed the streets. The search giant has…

Google takes Maps underwater, explores world's coral reefs

While iOS 6 users complain about the half-baked mapping experience they’re getting on their recently updated Apple devices, Google continues to take its Street View feature off the beaten path, this time allowing users to dive through the world’s oceans…