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Ingress Operation #13Magnus concludes: next mission begins Jan. 2014

Ingress Operation #13Magnus concludes: next mission begins Jan. 2014

The strange and wonderful game known as Ingress has exited beta and concluded its latest storyline, with the promise of another round to come in January 2014. The storyline was called Operation #13Magnus. It came to a decisive conclusion when Ingress Agents were able to physically transport the 13 Shards of self-proclaimed Enlightened Faction leader Roland Jarvis from parts worldwide to Cupid's Span Portal in San Francisco.

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Twitter “Nearby” would show local tweets on a map

Twitter “Nearby” would show local tweets on a map

Twitter has been field-testing a new native app feature that shows a map of tweets occurring near the user in real time. The feature appears as a separate column in the app and shows tweets from other users regardless of the follow relationship between the users. It's called "Nearby", and it could be Twitter's next granular advertising targeting gambit.

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National Geographic uses Google Maps to show historical layouts

National Geographic uses Google Maps to show historical layouts

With Google beginning work on their Google Maps Engine public data program, the folks at National Geographic Maps have been keen to push their own historical cartography to the public. While you've very possibly seen some of these maps before, integration with Google Maps allows the entire situation to appear a whole lot more real.

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Google Maps Street View now guides you through big transit stations

Google Maps Street View now guides you through big transit stations

As of today, Google Maps will now let you see dynamic 3D renderings of the insides of airports and train stations. The update should help guide you through some of the most directionally confusing aspects of your travels this holiday season: transit hubs. As of this moment, the growing list of locations applies to 16 major airports and 59 train and subway stations around the world, a cable car station in Hong Kong, -- as well as 16 transit-related museums and points of interest and even the inside of your Emirates flight from Dubai, UAE.

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Google Maps revives Pegman, rolls out new features

Google Maps revives Pegman, rolls out new features

Those of you who have found the new Google Maps lacking may have reason to give it another chance. Starting today, Google will be rolling out a variety of new (and new-old) features designed to increase functionality within the desktop version of the searchable map service. For starters, Pegman for street view is back.

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Ingress beta open to all: Google’s game sticks with Android

Ingress beta open to all: Google’s game sticks with Android

This week the folks at Google and Niantic have released their cages from the "closed beta" edition of Ingress to allow this augmented reality game to all. The game remains in "beta" mode, though we're essentially seeing the entirety of this environment's gameplay live right this minute. This game will be available to iOS users in the future, but for the time being - it's all about Android.

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Google Street View visits Arlington National Cemetery

Google Street View visits Arlington National Cemetery

Google has taken the Street View cameras through a wide variety of locations around the world. Last month we saw virtual tours of the Galapagos Islands come available and it looks like the same will soon be available for the Arlington National Cemetery. The tour was created in October with the changing of the seasons, however they will not be publicly available until early next year.

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Google Maps Engine Pro unveiled for business mapping needs

Google Maps Engine Pro unveiled for business mapping needs

Google has introduced a new tool aimed at helping businesses map their data on Maps: Google Maps Engine Pro. With the tool comes the ability to important important data, such as the location of business offices, as well as sharing information, with Google Maps. The tool is built upon Google Maps Engine, hence the name.

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Lamborghini Museum can be explored via indoor view on Google Maps

Lamborghini Museum can be explored via indoor view on Google Maps

Google is constantly working on Google Maps adding new content and improving existing content. One of the most interesting things that Google allows for some businesses is the ability to explore the interior of the business or location using indoor view. Google and exotic carmaker Lamborghini have teamed up for something fans of Italian automobiles were really appreciate.

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Google Maps 7.3 Update for Android brings UI tweaks

Google Maps 7.3 Update for Android brings UI tweaks

If you're an Android fan who uses Google Maps, the application has been updated for Android users. The new update brings Google Maps for Android to version 7.3. The update brings no major new features to the mix, but it does change how some of the information within the app is presented.

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Google Maps earns multiple destinations, upcoming events, reservations tie-in

Google Maps earns multiple destinations, upcoming events, reservations tie-in

With some features rolling out the Maps Preview and some appearing only in the USA version of Google Maps, the team responsible for this navigation experience have ushered in a new set of features long-awaited by Maps users the world over. The first and most significant of these additions is the push for multiple destinations. This addition to Maps makes it possible for you to navigate from one location to a second location, then plan in advance your directions from that second destination to a third.

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Google Street View car involved in wreck, hits three vehicles

Google Street View car involved in wreck, hits three vehicles

Late Friday night, one of Google's Street View cars was involved in a motor accident in Indonesia, where it accidentally crashed into a public transport bus. According to the BBC, the driver of the vehicle then apparently panicked, according to witnesses, and tried to drive away, unfortunately striking two more cars in the process.

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