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Google’s Eric Schmidt to tap into Myanmar’s potential gold mine

Google’s Eric Schmidt to tap into Myanmar’s potential gold mine

Google's Executive Chairmain, Eric Schmidt, plans on making a trip to Myanmar on March 22nd. He hopes to tap into Myanmar's market of 60 million people, which has the potential of being a huge gold mine for the search engine giant. Myanmar had been previously restricted from U.S. based companies due to many regulations and sanctions. Now that it's being freed from those restrictions, many U.S. companies are gunning to invest their resources into the country.

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Apple adds and expands Maps flyover in 30 cities

Apple adds and expands Maps flyover in 30 cities

While it may not seem noticeable at first, Apple is continuing to update its Maps app with the addition and expansion of features. Case in point, within the past couple of months, Apple has added and expanded its flyover feature in 30 cities around the world, including locations like Indianapolis, Indiana and Glasgow in Scotland.

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People carpool less and drive more due to improved fuel economy

People carpool less and drive more due to improved fuel economy

A study done by the Dr. Michael Sivak, the director at the Sustainable Worldwide Transportation in the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), discovered that while fuel economy has improved greatly from 1970-2010, the improvement is greatly undercut due to the amount of people who drive more often and with less passengers in their cars. The study showed that the fuel economy for the entire fleet of light duty vehicles improved by 40%, from 13 mpg to 21.6 mpg, but the vehicle load (number of occupants) decreased from 1.9 persons per vehicle to about 1.38 persons.

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JetBlue shows off Google Glass concept in airports

JetBlue shows off Google Glass concept in airports

Google Glass is just a couple months away from being shipped to developers, and Google is hoping to have them available to the public sometime before the year's end. In the meantime, people are pondering the implications of the new technology and are coming up with all the ways that Google Glass could be used, including JetBlue, which has come with their own concept for how the glasses could be used for air traveling.

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Investors give LivingSocial another $110 million

Investors give LivingSocial another $110 million

LivingSocial Inc. has just received another $110 million from its current group of investors who still have hope in the daily deals company. The investors are still fighting for LivingSocial, despite the whole $650 million net loss that it reported in 2012, as well as the $558 million loss it reported in 2011. The company had to lay off around 400 employees back in November, as well as its Senior Vice President, Dickson Chu, back in July.

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Wikimedia and Internet Brands reach a settlement over Wikivoyage lawsuit

Wikimedia and Internet Brands reach a settlement over Wikivoyage lawsuit

The Wikimedia Foundation and Internet Brands(IB) has finally reached a settlement over the site, Wikivoyage. The two companies have been battling each other for several months now, and the battles have finally come to an end. The lawsuit began in September of 2012, when Internet Brands filed a lawsuit against two volunteers that worked on the Wikivoyage project. Internet Brands claimed that the two volunteers created an infringing website against Internet Brands's own Wikitravel website, and that they were deliberately trying to take users away from them.


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Google Airport set for San Jose, California

Google Airport set for San Jose, California

A new deal is in the works this week that would have Google running their own fabulous Google-branded airport out of San Jose has been reported this week, city approval and all. This report comes from the current San Jose airport where officials are "urging" the city to sign a deal that would allow two private companies to fund an $82 million dollar facility on land that up until now has been a west-side parking lot near the airfield. Google would, if approved, be flying Google-branded aircraft in and out of the area.

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