Google Adding Street View to Mobile Maps and 4 Tech Titans on the Move
Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) informed ad marketers that the site is an effective advertising vehicle since it is able to know its users are and whom they trust, The New York Times reports.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Asian component suppliers have begun to mass produce a new tablet computer that is smaller than the iPad, according to sources, and Apple continues to try to remain competitive against rivals like Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), according to the Wall Street Journal.
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Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): Individuals with the iPhone 5 or any Apple device that runs iOS 6 will likely love to to hear Google’s recent announcement. Although Google will not be releasing Google Maps for iOS 6 anytime soon, it will add Street View to the mobile version of its mapping service. This announcement was first reported by All Things D, and a writer for All Things D claimsthat technologist Walt Mossberg reports the following: “I tested this addition, which displays 360-degree photographic street views of selected locations, and interior photographic views of certain businesses, using sample links Google sent me. These links worked well, allowing me to see the locations and pan around with a finger.”
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): Those finding the Windows 8’s dueling interfaces confusing are not alone. According to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, he finds its “bimodal user experience” “puzzling” and “confusing,” although he believes that the operating system will end up being a winner. Allen used his blog to praise Windows 8’s new tablet features, which he states are “particularly bold and innovative.” He also claims that it is “snappier and more responsive than Windows 7.”
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) investment arm Intel Capital announced that it has invested about $40 million in 10 technology start-ups and companies, one of which is Hungama.com from India, according to the Economic Times. They have began investing in new technologies that are emerging in areas like cloud computing, consumer internet, and digital media.