Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Et tu Google?

Now, just to show that Google is not immune to some of the same problems with its Google Maps app that Apple self-inflicted a few weeks ago, here's a few examples from that, though, admittedly, they tend to be far less common or as spectacularly bad as what Apple rolled out:

But Google is still in a position for this comic from "I Can Barely Draw" to be funny:

Earlier this year users of Google Maps found a rash of instances of highways and locations in the USA showing up in very strange places. Strangely this happened soon after Google started notifying a bunch of higher-traffic websites that had built Google Maps mashups into their sites that they would now be charged rather large sums for using what had hitherto been free.  Here are a couple examples:

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