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Tag Archives Google Places

Places App for iPhone, Public Alerts for Google Now, Search, Maps in Canada

Public Alerts for Google Now, Google Search & Maps arrives in Canada and France on desktop and mobile. Google Places App for iPhone, iPod touch app. Google Now to integrate with Google’s Homepage.

New Users Interface for Google Drive Shared Folders and Google Places for Business

Google Drive rolls out new “grid view” interface for shared folders with file preview feature. New look & feel of Google Places for Business–“quick updates, better integrated with other Google product.” Search UI for Tablets updates as well.

Google Places API Now Feature ‘Place Summaries’ Curated Expert Reviews/Ratings Including Zagat

Google Places API adds Place Summaries, a curated expert reviews and ratings, based on user feedback, that provide information about a location’s key attributes such as decor, quality and service. The API also shows Zagat-recommended establishments. In addition, Google Crisis Maps now offering help track affected areas with emergency information for flooding in Jakarta–along with a mobile page, and FreeZone service with contact numbers, lists of shelters, and enhanced search results.

Google Business Photos Are Now Used By Over 100,000 Businesses

Google Business Photos, since its official launch in January 2012, used by over 100,000 businesses to virtually invite customers inside their doors. And, is now searchable on Google Search, Google Maps and Google+ Local. Google announces three new Google scholarships for underrepresented students in computer science! Official Google tips to make your web site better ranking in Google search and AdSense optimization tips.

Kia Uvo Ditches Microsoft Adopts Google’s In-car Tech ‘Send-to-Car’

A number of leading auto manufacturers just announced of adopting Google Maps-based Send-to-Car technology for in-car access to comprehensive, accurate and useful information behind the wheel.

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Including Google local search, Google Earth and Google Street View in cars, “Google Send-to-Car” makes maps even more comprehensive, useful and accurate for …

Moving to Google+ Local, Google Closing Down City Pages

Google is closing down its city pages — in a bid to shift from Google Places to Google+ Local.

Mike Blumenthal noticed that “the Portland city page had gone missing. The page used to be accessible at www.google.com/portland/ (which redirected to www.google.com/city/portland/), but that URL now produces a 404 error. The same thing …

Street View Gets Biggest Ever Update; Time Zone in Maps API; Magazines on Google Play Australia; New Look Google Mobile Homepage Launches

Google Maps Street View coverage gets more comprehensive with the biggest ever update–“doubling our number of special collections and updating over 250,000 miles of roads around the world,” Google announced.

Adding, “We’re increasing Street View coverage in Macau, Singapore, Sweden, the U.S., Thailand, Taiwan, Italy, Great Britain, Denmark, Norway and Canada. And we’re …

Insights for Search Merges into Google Trends; Updates Line Chart, Map Using Chart Tools; Query Autocomplete for Google Places Places Autocomplete; Now Sync Google Contacts on iOS Using ‘CardDAV’

Since Google Trends and Google Insights for Search launched, Google says millions of people using Trends to keep up with trending interests online. Trends data can be used to better understand global trends — identifying health trends such as in flu trends, nowcasting in economics, and studies on the predictability of search trends. And it …

Using Google Places API on Android; SMB Using GDN to Generate Brand Awareness; 10 simple tips for utilizing Google+

In a recently held Hangout On Air for the SMB Newbie, focused on the Google Display Network and how to utilize GDN targeting to expand your reach.

During the hangout AdWords Specialists Courtney Pannell, Adam Ziegler and Bethany Powers hosted shared tips about ad formats, bidding, campaign structure, and targeting options to get …

Mobile Biking Now Covers Half a Gigameter Adds 12 New Countries in Maps for Android; New Ad Format & Customization for Google Maps Ad Unit; BigQuery Gets ‘Batch Queries and Excel Connector’

“Mobile biking directions” and “navigation” now comes to 10 more countries in Google Maps for Android — where “desktop biking directions” already launched last month including: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

In addition to mobile biking directions, Google also adds “turn-by-turn,” voice-guided biking navigation to …

Google Adds 450+ New Web Fonts to Presentations; Launches Google Places API Developer Challenge

Good design is an important part of getting your point across in a presentation. To this end, Google Web Fonts team today added more than 450 new fonts to choose from to help you create eye-catching Google Docs presentations.

To browse and select new fonts, just click on “Add fonts” from the bottom …

Map Makerpedia Update; Indoors Maps Across United Kingdom Launches; Places API Adds ‘Google Reviews, Text Search, Opening Hours, and Paging’

Google Map Makerpedia an online service that bring together the collective knowledge and expertise of the Map Maker community into a Wiki-style guide, recently received more intuitive layout and revised templates.

First up, Map Makerpedia is now divided into three main categories, “Mapping Tutorials,” “Regional Hubs” and “Community Projects.”

“Mapping Tutorials” …

Google+ Local iOS App (Formerly Google Places App) Updates

Google has updated its Places app for iOS and Android. The Google Places app for iOS, is now known as “Google+ Local”.

Along with the name change, there are a few functionality and display changes, too:

“Google Places is now Google+ Local! Everything you loved about Google Places and more.”

Promote Your Business Online Using Google+ pages; Open Sourced Voice of America Code

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In a blog entry, to help small business get online, Google today revealed that 20% of searches on Google are related to location, and 97% of consumers search online for local businesses.

First thing, today having a presence on social media is a great way to reach local community. …

Help Desk Hangouts: Google+ Local; Google Drive and Docs;

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Google this week hosted a series of Help Desk Hangout On Air, covering various of its products and features.

First, this Help Desk covers the latest update on the new look and feel for Google Places, and recently launchedGoogle+ Local on May 31st. In the