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Google removes Chinese name on map after Philippine furore

Google has quietly removed the Chinese name for a South China Sea shoal bitterly disputed by Beijing and Manila from its maps service, following an outcry from Filipinos.

Google removes Chinese name on map after Philippine furore
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Google free mapping service adds local guides

An update to Google's free online map service let users become local guides who post reviews of businesses and venues in a challenge to Yelp.

Google free mapping service adds local guides
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Google says sorry to Germany over 'Adolf Hitler Square'

Google apologised Friday after a major square in Berlin regained its Nazi-era name "Adolf Hitler" on its popular online Maps page for a few hours.

Google says sorry to Germany over 'Adolf Hitler Square'
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Time to train for world's first fleet of marine drones

An odd underwater ballet has been unfolding in the Mediterranean port of Toulon these past few days.

Time to train for world's first fleet of marine drones
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Google ditches location-sharing feature in map apps

Google released an upgraded version of its popular maps app for Android-powered smartphones and tablets that ditches a Latitude feature that let people share locations with family or friends.

Google ditches location-sharing feature in map apps
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French geographers publish global atlas on sexuality

Where are people most unfaithful? Who uses sex toys? On a darker level, where is child rape more prevalent? French geographers have tried to answer these questions and others in a global atlas on sexuality.

French geographers publish global atlas on sexuality
Google reveals views of Japan's nuclear ghost town
Google reveals views of Japan's nuclear ghost town

Google on Thursday began offering the chance for people to wander virtually through an abandoned town deep within the exclusion zone around Japan's crippled nuclear plant.

Google reveals views of Japan's nuclear ghost town
Google unveils detailed N. Korea map... with gulags
Google unveils detailed N. Korea map... with gulags

Weeks after its chairman Eric Schmidt's secretive visit to North Korea, Google has rolled out a detailed map of the isolated state that even labels some of its remote and infamous gulags.

Google unveils detailed N. Korea map... with gulags
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Google maps New Year's resolutions around the world

Google is letting people peg their New Year's resolutions to an online map and see what promises others around the world have set out to keep in 2013.

Google maps New Year's resolutions around the world
Missing Pacific island riddle solved: researcher
Missing Pacific island riddle solved: researcher

A New Zealand researcher Monday claimed to have solved the riddle of a mystery South Pacific island shown on Google Earth and world maps which does not exist, blaming a whaling ship from 1876.

Missing Pacific island riddle solved: researcher
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India counters China map claims in a tit-for-tat move

India is stamping its map on visas given to Chinese visitors, an Indian official said Saturday, after China began issuing passports showing disputed territories as its own.

India counters China map claims in a tit-for-tat move
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Aussie scientists un-discover Pacific island

A South Pacific island identified on Google Earth and world maps does not exist, according to Australian scientists who went searching for the mystery landmass during a geological expedition.

Aussie scientists un-discover Pacific island
Head of iPhone software out in Apple shakeup
Head of iPhone software out in Apple shakeup

Apple on Monday announced that the executive in charge of Maps, Siri and other software in its culture-changing iPhones is leaving as part of a shakeup in the upper ranks of the company.

Head of iPhone software out in Apple shakeup
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Apple CEO sorry for maps shortcomings

Apple apologized Friday for its glitch-ridden maps application in the new operating system used by the iPhone 5 and urged customers to use rival programs while improvements are made.

Apple CEO sorry for maps shortcomings
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Maps fiasco mars Apple's big iPhone launch

Melting bridges, misplaced landmarks, and major cities disappearing: Apple's glitch-ridden maps program released in its new mobile software has customers fuming and analysts puzzled.

Maps fiasco mars Apple's big iPhone launch
Apple maps disaster may solve China-Japan islands row
Apple maps disaster may solve China-Japan islands row

Apple's new iPhone 5 may have been criticised for its glitch-ridden new maps program, but it may have inadvertently provided a diplomatic solution to China and Japan's ongoing row over disputed islands.

Apple maps disaster may solve China-Japan islands row
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Caspian map requires time and money

The final result that we want is a topographic map of the shelf and bottom of Kazakhstan sector in 1:25,000 scale: expert.

Caspian map requires time and money
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British oilman showed collection of ancient geographic maps in Astana

Some of the maps still have the original Turkic names of stows, towns, different landscapes that were renamed later or disappeared during historical cataclysms, like Mongol and Junggar invasions and especially during the period of Russian colonial sovereignty and the Soviet Union: expert.

British oilman showed collection of ancient geographic maps in Astana

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