Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Microsoft's big Bing Maps update pulls a page from the Google Maps playbook | The Verge

tbd how this relates to the recent sale of some Bing mapping assets to Uber; also see What's next for Bing? (ZDNet)
"While Google Maps remains the gold standard for online mapping, Microsoft is getting ready to push out a huge update to its Bing Maps service that looks like it'll compete well with Google's offering. The Bing Maps preview is available today, and it's a much-needed update that brings in far more contextual information than the service previously offered. When you search for a destination or landmark, Bing Maps now pulls up a "card" on the left side of the screen that contains info like open hours, Trip Advisor or Yelp reviews, Wikipedia info, and much more. It's far more useful than the bare-bones details that Bing Maps previously offered."
Microsoft's big Bing Maps update pulls a page from the Google Maps playbook | The Verge
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