Liz Gannes

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Country No. 184 for Google Map Maker: The United States

Google Map Maker, which enlists users to expand and keep up to date Google Maps and Google Earth, will on Tuesday become available in the United States. (Other independent user mapping efforts include Waze and OpenStreetMap, both already available in the U.S. ) A product developed by Google in India, the company says Map Maker has already been used by thousands of cartophiles to edit maps in 183 countries and regions around the world. User edits are usually approved for inclusion in the live product within a few days. And now, that forgotten nation…the U.S..


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald