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Google Maps 5.8 for Android sees Places and Latitude improvement

07/28/2011, Have an Android-powered smartphone? Chances are you would have had your fair share of Google apps running on the handset by now, and to wean you off it would be akin to cutting off your arm. Well, we are pleased to report that Google has just updated...

Facebook wants users to clean up Places

07/01/2011, It looks like Facebook is out to make its Places service a much better experience for its users. The company has been reported to be testing new features to help improve the location database that powers Facebook Places (Facebook’s version of...

Google improves mobile search

06/15/2011, In recent years, as more and more people are relying on their mobile devices instead of desktops to access the internet, search engines have been working hard to accommodate smaller web browsers and have been including features to improve the overall...

Google Places provides better content access

05/18/2011, Google seems to have their hand in so many cookie jars via a bunch of widgets, apps and services, that we start to wonder just how life was before Google ambled along. Google Places is a way to make it a whole lot easier for you to inform your family,...

Google Hotpot now integrated with Places

04/11/2011, For those of you who always wondered why Hotpot was a separate service from Places, wonder no more. Google has finally taken the steps to combine Hotpot with their check-in based Google Places. The system for you to recommend, rate and review places is...

Google Distributes Places Decals With NFC For Nexus S Phones

12/09/2010, Google will be kicking off several marketing initiatives for its Hotpot and Places location-based services. The program will focus on Portland, Oregon, and provide Places kits to businesses. These kits include marketing materials to help businesses...

Facebook Launches Places, Its Location Check-in Service

08/19/2010, As expected, Facebook has launched Facebook Places, the social networking giant’s equivalent to Foursquare’s location check-in service. Users using the service will be able to check-in in a similar fashion to Foursquare, and can even tag...