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Humor Readers of The Reg have found disturbing evidence that Apple's HQ in Cupertino might soon disappear from the face of the earth. They also found strong evidence that London will vanish too, while the Twin Towers are supposed to reappear shortly.
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It's funny
by ecko on Mon 25th Jul 2005 20:18 UTC
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2005-07-08

Not to bash Microsoft here but why even come out with MSN maps? I don't understand how they stand to benefit from releasing an inferrior piece of software months after google does. It's slower, way out of date, and offers nothing new. This just proves to me that Microsoft is a cheap immitator.

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RE: It's funny
by on Mon 25th Jul 2005 20:22 in reply to "It's funny"
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Not to bash Microsoft here but why even come out with MSN maps? I don't understand how they stand to benefit from releasing an inferrior piece of software months after google does. It's slower, way out of date, and offers nothing new.

HaHaHa, Where have you been for the last 20 years.

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RE: It's funny
by sappyvcv on Mon 25th Jul 2005 21:15 in reply to "It's funny"
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2005-07-06

Actually it does offer something new. Not revolutionary, but new.

When you do a search for say, a company/restaurant/whatever... as you move the map, it shows you matches in the visible area as you move. It's actually quite convenient. As well, I believe you can have multiple searches going at once. When they were demoing it, they were showing how it would be convenient for doing something like finding all the steak restaurans and bars in an area, or something similar. Not quite as easy with google..

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RE[2]: It's funny
by ecko on Tue 26th Jul 2005 00:32 in reply to "RE: It's funny"
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2005-07-08

Point taken, what's the use if it doesn't even include up to date satelite images though? One of the things I really like about google maps is you can usually use the satelite image to look for points of reference. Where I worked there was a huge shopping mall, it was much easier when you were looking for 485 Some Road and see where that was in relation to the said mall. Great, microsoft came out with a fancier looking mapquest but in this case the software is only as good as the data it's providing and in this case it's 11 year old data. So much changes year to year let alone decade to decade.

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