Liz Gannes

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Global Geo Services Worth as Much as $270B Per Year

A pair of studies paid for by Google found that the global geo services industry — which is defined to include things like satellite navigation and electronic maps, with applications of those technology in areas like agriculture and emergency services — is valued at $150 to $270 billion per year. As the Yeah Yeah Yeahs might say, “maaaaaaps.”


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus