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Google Maps for Android now includes local search-based advertisements

It is no secret that Google makes money based on advertising. Services like Gmail have long included advertisements and moving forward you will likely be noticing some on Google Maps. While this may sound like a terrible move for the average user, it may actually be the opposite. To begin with, these advertisements are based on your search queries. They are also going to be returning results that are local to your location.

Google launches “Views” as photo sphere community

Google has recently launched a new community based site. This latest is called Views and it deals with photo sphere images. More specifically, being able to easily share those photo sphere images with others. The Views community connects with Google Maps and of course, the photo sphere images can be captured by those with a device running Android 4.2 or later.
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