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Is Google Losing Its Global Edge?

Suw Charman says “I still think there’s a fundamental mental block regarding the rest of the world from a lot of American companies and developers.” She points out the new Google Maps application and its glaring lack of any country besides the US of A.

I was thinking the same thing myself the other day when I first tried it out.

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First, I looked up my home, as I imagine most people do, then I scrolled west and west and west, thinking “Shouldn’t Japan be coming up pretty soon?” But it didn’t, just lots of blue water…
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In Google’s defense, I’ll assume this is another one of their “beta” projects. It is pretty nifty and I do hope other countries are forthcoming,

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3 thoughts on “Is Google Losing Its Global Edge?

  1. Ah, at least they do have Hawaii though. Wonder if they’ve got Alaska…

  2. try the US map http://www.us.map24.com/

    you can find international maps in grey top menu!

    most impressive is interactive map also in grey top menu, because of mouse selecting zoom in.

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