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You can call it a human touch or you can call it confusing — either way, Google Maps has started using businesses as reference points for directions. Drivers using the app have started noticing that instead of being given a street name to turn...

The former Yahoo chief is renting Google’s original office, where “there’s a lot of good juju,” and planning her next act. She just won’t say what it is.

Where's Waldo, you ask? Somewhere inside Google Maps, apparently. English artist Martin Handford's creation is living in Google Maps for the next week, as part of Google's annual April Fool's Day celebration. You can check it out now in your browser...

You may be able to hide from people on the ground, but Google Maps sees all. The movie industry tries its best to keep things under wraps until the big premiere, especially with a massive franchise like Star Wars, but with never-ending leaks and snea...

Mapping the world to the minute is a task. And sure, Google Maps can mess up from time to time. But tourists in Australia looking for the country's iconic Blue Mountains have been regularly led astray by the platform. Looking for sweeping Australian...

Tired of your Lyft driver not knowing exactly where you are? A new extremely accurate GPS chip could help solve that problem — all while consuming half the power of current chips. Broadcom's BCM47755 chip will allow smartphones to be accurate w...

Google wants to make it easier for people with wheelchairs to get around using Maps, so the search giant is asking its massive user base for some help.   Maps is launching a new initiative to encourage its Local Guides community to update locati...