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… Earlier this week the Wall Street Journal reported that Microsoft and Amazon are in talks to take a possible minority stake in HERE Maps, which is now owned by Audi, BMW and Daimler, the parent of Mercedes-Benz. After Nokia sold HERE to the German consortium for a little less than $3 billion there was a question of how broadly and aggressively…
Yesterday Yahoo introduced an updated search app for the iPhone. It offers a range of new capabilities and utility. Overall Yahoo has done a nice job with the UI and search experience. I haven’t systematically compared it to Google or Bing mobile search experiences. But in my 24 hours of casual usage it appears to perform quite a bit like the Google app in terms of look and feel.
… Yahoo announced changes to several of their products and services, but the biggest surprise is that they are shutting down Yahoo Maps. Yahoo Maps is shutting down at the end of this month after an eight year run. Yahoo said, “The Yahoo Maps site will close at the end of June.” “We made this decision to better align resources to Yahoo’s…
… mapping data. Mashable says that Amazon built the maps app in house. If so it must be at least partly constructed on top of the company's 2012 acquisition of 3D mapping provider UpNext. However, the mapping UI looks a lot like Nokia's HERE mapping interface. Nokia/HERE maps also substantially power Windows Phones and Yahoo Maps. Indeed…