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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2012
Christmas may actually be 11 days away but nerds are getting their gifts early today. Last night, Google released their popular (and relatively danger-free) Google Maps app on the Apple App Store. The wonky and much ridiculed Apple version is still the default but having a built-in Google Maps will have its advantages -- it's already the top downloaded free app. And later tonight, the first installment of "The Hobbit " will be released in theaters. The reviews are in and while they aren't ecstatic, they are encouraging.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
When app developer Mindgrub Technologies outgrew its space for the umpteenth time, CEO Todd Marks did what any good tech entrepreneur would do - he turned to Google. An analysis of his employees' commutes using Google Maps and Google Earth led Marks to Locust Point, and the former Phillips Seafood headquarters. Mindgrub set up shop there three weeks ago and is set to get an official welcome from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and a group of city small business leaders Wednesday. "We're really growing fast and we need to attract a lot of talent," Marks said, adding that many of the young professionals Mindgrub is seeking to recruit already live in the city and want to stay there.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2013
Two men were shot in Northwest Baltimore early Saturday morning and one remains in critical condition at a hospital, police said. The men took themselves to Sinai Hospital at about 4:30 a.m., police said. One man was shot in his leg and is in stable condition, while the other was shot in his torso and leg and is in critical condition. Police said the shooting took place at "Firehouse Nightclub," which they said was located at 4110 W. Garrison Avenue. However, that address appears on state property records and on Google Maps as an auto body lot. Those with information about the shooting are asked to call detectives at 410-396-2466.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2013
Two men were shot in Northwest Baltimore early Saturday morning and one remains in critical condition at a hospital, police said. The men took themselves to Sinai Hospital at about 4:30 a.m., police said. One man was shot in his leg and is in stable condition, while the other was shot in his torso and leg and is in critical condition. Police said the shooting took place at "Firehouse Nightclub," which they said was located at 4110 W. Garrison Avenue. However, that address appears on state property records and on Google Maps as an auto body lot. Those with information about the shooting are asked to call detectives at 410-396-2466.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER / TRIBUNE | October 2, 2005
A new world of maps is unfolding online, giving travelers the power to scout their destination from as close as curbside to as far out as space. Take, for example, a trip to Manhattan. While a traveler planning such a trip might once have felt lost trying to pick a hotel or figuring out what landmarks were worth the walk, today's traveler could: l Choose a hotel from the virtual Big Apple in Google Earth (earth.google.com), then use the satellite feature of Google Maps and A9.com's Blockview to get a feel for the neighborhood.
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By Craig Crossman and Craig Crossman,McClatchy-Tribune | July 26, 2007
Google never ceases to impress me. Its world-class search engine usually finds exactly what I'm looking for within the first results page and more typically falls within the first five choices. Then there was Google Maps, with the ability to locate almost any place on the planet. Google Earth appeared, and I still find myself spending hours just exploring the planet. I thought the latter was going to be hard to top, but Google may be on its way to doing just that. Recently during my radio show, my co-host told me to go to Google Maps and type in a location in Miami.
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Gus G. Sentementes | June 11, 2012
My eyes, I can't see. My ears, they're ringing. What's that? Apple did what? Yeah, Apple dropped a big concussion grenade on us today, especially Google and the GPS makers. CEO Tim Cook & Co. unveiled a ton of new goodies at Apple's annual developer conference today in California. First off, hardware. New MacBook Air and a New MacBook Pro . With retina display. So you'll be able to see pixel-perfection with every image. And a solid state hard drive on the MBP, which at least theoretically means a faster, lighter, thinner component.
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By Troy McCullough and Troy McCullough,Sun Columnist | April 8, 2007
Bloggers weren't happy when they found out that Google had quietly swapped out its satellite images of hurricane-ravaged New Orleans with outdated pre-Katrina aerial views, but many took greater umbrage over a congressman's scolding of the search giant's practices. For its part, Google relented last week and put the post-Katrina images back online, but only after criticism had reached Capitol Hill. Rep. Brad Miller, a North Carolina Democrat who is chairman of a House science and technology subcommittee, wrote a letter to Google CEO Eric Schmidt asking him to explain himself and said the use of outdated images was akin to "airbrushing history."
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
When app developer Mindgrub Technologies outgrew its space for the umpteenth time, CEO Todd Marks did what any good tech entrepreneur would do - he turned to Google. An analysis of his employees' commutes using Google Maps and Google Earth led Marks to Locust Point, and the former Phillips Seafood headquarters. Mindgrub set up shop there three weeks ago and is set to get an official welcome from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and a group of city small business leaders Wednesday. "We're really growing fast and we need to attract a lot of talent," Marks said, adding that many of the young professionals Mindgrub is seeking to recruit already live in the city and want to stay there.
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By Adam Marton, The Baltimore Sun | December 24, 2012
Merry Christmas Eve, happy holidays, feliz navidad and happy festivus.  Hope you are snuggled up in front of a warm fire and not fighting crowds at the mall (or your family in the living room). Rest happy with the knowledge that NORAD (The North American Aerospace Defense Command) is tracking santa's path again this year, a tradition that stretches back to 1955.  (Don't forget to check out the rival Google Santa Tracker .)  I guess it's slow at their office around the holidays too.  As you probably already know, the Baltimore Ravens clinched the AFC North again this year, ending a losing streak and defeating the Super Bowl champions New York Giants.  As the debate over gun control rages on, CNN is reporting that two firefighters are being treated for injuries after being shot at while responding to a fire in Webster, NY. || ONLINE TRENDS || RavensNation (NFL playoff picture)
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By Adam Marton, The Baltimore Sun | December 24, 2012
Merry Christmas Eve, happy holidays, feliz navidad and happy festivus.  Hope you are snuggled up in front of a warm fire and not fighting crowds at the mall (or your family in the living room). Rest happy with the knowledge that NORAD (The North American Aerospace Defense Command) is tracking santa's path again this year, a tradition that stretches back to 1955.  (Don't forget to check out the rival Google Santa Tracker .)  I guess it's slow at their office around the holidays too.  As you probably already know, the Baltimore Ravens clinched the AFC North again this year, ending a losing streak and defeating the Super Bowl champions New York Giants.  As the debate over gun control rages on, CNN is reporting that two firefighters are being treated for injuries after being shot at while responding to a fire in Webster, NY. || ONLINE TRENDS || RavensNation (NFL playoff picture)
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2012
Christmas may actually be 11 days away but nerds are getting their gifts early today. Last night, Google released their popular (and relatively danger-free) Google Maps app on the Apple App Store. The wonky and much ridiculed Apple version is still the default but having a built-in Google Maps will have its advantages -- it's already the top downloaded free app. And later tonight, the first installment of "The Hobbit " will be released in theaters. The reviews are in and while they aren't ecstatic, they are encouraging.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2012
So it's an established fact that Apple's new Maps App is a epic fail. With missing cities, "melted" bridges and dams and even a duplicated island in Asia, Apple's maps roll out has been anything but smooth. But what about maps for the Baltimore area? I took a swing through the Inner Harbor to see what mayhem I could find and the results were worth of a giggle or two. Among the findings: The Spirit of Baltimore (a small cruise ship) has run aground near Light Street Light Street also now has a drive-thru cupcake joint.
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Gus G. Sentementes | June 11, 2012
My eyes, I can't see. My ears, they're ringing. What's that? Apple did what? Yeah, Apple dropped a big concussion grenade on us today, especially Google and the GPS makers. CEO Tim Cook & Co. unveiled a ton of new goodies at Apple's annual developer conference today in California. First off, hardware. New MacBook Air and a New MacBook Pro . With retina display. So you'll be able to see pixel-perfection with every image. And a solid state hard drive on the MBP, which at least theoretically means a faster, lighter, thinner component.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2012
Imagine being able to walk into every boutique, salon and bar in Fells Point without leaving your desk. Or, from the comfort of your couch, touring every restaurant in Little Italy before making a reservation. If Frank Clark has his way, eventually everyone with an Internet connection will be able to virtually visit every business in Baltimore. No, in Maryland. "Our job is to shoot everything," Clark said recently as he photographed a game shop in the Historic Savage Mill. Clark is a "Google-trusted photographer," one of three contractors so titled in the state.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2011
In Google's world, the 41.9-mile trip from Baltimore to Gaithersburg takes all of 48 minutes along the brand-new Intercounty Connector. Just take Interstate 95 south, hop on the ICC and you're virtually there. But on planet Earth, most of the ICC hasn't opened yet. The 10 miles between I-95 and the Montgomery County high-tech hotbed is largely a muddy track where bulldozers are still doing what bulldozers do. Oops. In a textbook illustration of the computer adage "garbage in, garbage out," Google and another popular Web-based mapping service jumped the gun on the opening of the longest segment of Maryland's new $2.6 billion toll road by about a year.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2012
So it's an established fact that Apple's new Maps App is a epic fail. With missing cities, "melted" bridges and dams and even a duplicated island in Asia, Apple's maps roll out has been anything but smooth. But what about maps for the Baltimore area? I took a swing through the Inner Harbor to see what mayhem I could find and the results were worth of a giggle or two. Among the findings: The Spirit of Baltimore (a small cruise ship) has run aground near Light Street Light Street also now has a drive-thru cupcake joint.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2011
In Google's world, the 41.9-mile trip from Baltimore to Gaithersburg takes all of 48 minutes along the brand-new Intercounty Connector. Just take Interstate 95 south, hop on the ICC and you're virtually there. But on planet Earth, most of the ICC hasn't opened yet. The 10 miles between I-95 and the Montgomery County high-tech hotbed is largely a muddy track where bulldozers are still doing what bulldozers do. Oops. In a textbook illustration of the computer adage "garbage in, garbage out," Google and another popular Web-based mapping service jumped the gun on the opening of the longest segment of Maryland's new $2.6 billion toll road by about a year.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2010
Workers are mapping Baltimore's underground telecommunications network, an effort that could help the city lure a billion-dollar project offering ultra-high-speed Internet connections to residents and businesses. Baltimore is one 1,100 communities to apply for the Google Fiber pilot project. On its website, Google Fiber recommends that applicants have a conduit system in place to lay the fiber optic cables. Winners are expected to be announced later this year. City workers have begun a survey of the city's 3.9 million-foot-long underground conduit system "using state-of-the-art GIS mapping technology," according to a statement from the office of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
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By Craig Crossman and Craig Crossman,McClatchy-Tribune | July 26, 2007
Google never ceases to impress me. Its world-class search engine usually finds exactly what I'm looking for within the first results page and more typically falls within the first five choices. Then there was Google Maps, with the ability to locate almost any place on the planet. Google Earth appeared, and I still find myself spending hours just exploring the planet. I thought the latter was going to be hard to top, but Google may be on its way to doing just that. Recently during my radio show, my co-host told me to go to Google Maps and type in a location in Miami.
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