Friday, November 12, 2004

Google Buys The World

..or at least a funky way of looking at it. They've bought Keyhole which produces software to do various Earth viewing magic like flyovers/zoom ins etc.

Google have no plans for it yet but can you imagine combining it with your searches? You'll be able to zoom into the phyical location of your search results ie look for pubs in Newcastle then the results are displayed on a pseudo 3d map. Could be cool!

The Keyhole software is currently available for a 7 day free trial but who would bet against Google making the software free like they did when they bought Picasa?

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