Google Wants You To Search The World… Literally

from the spymaster-Google dept

Google continues their effort to make sure you can search and find just about anything you’d want online by buying Keyhole, the somewhat popular satellite map provider. Keyhole is known for their program that lets you zoom in and move around in the 3D maps they create. Google’s first move with Keyhole was to cut the price by more than 50%, from $70 down to $30 per year. While you can see how they could integrate this with Google’s local offering in a way that’s differentiated from the competition, it will be interesting to see if they try to branch out and do even more with it. For example, with the 3D navigation tools within Keyhole, you could do a search for directions on your computer, and then be able to transfer the Keyhole results to a mobile phone to show you where you’re going.

Rate this comment as insightful
Rate this comment as funny
You have rated this comment as insightful
You have rated this comment as funny
Flag this comment as abusive/trolling/spam
You have flagged this comment
The first word has already been claimed
The last word has already been claimed
Insightful Lightbulb icon Funny Laughing icon Abusive/trolling/spam Flag icon Insightful badge Lightbulb icon Funny badge Laughing icon Comments icon

Comments on “Google Wants You To Search The World… Literally”

Subscribe: RSS Leave a comment

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...