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News Bytea potentially “life-threatening” mapping application. Police in Colac, Australia, say an error in Google Maps has been directing oversize vehicles like trucks and tour buses down a one-way road that’s totally unsuitable for that sort of traffic. Said Sergeant Nick Buenen, “It’s a significant safety issue for tourists [and] locals, who are getting the wrong information from their GPSs.”
News Byteback in its proper location following an update to Apple’s new iOS Maps application. On Monday, the company corrected an error that placed the town of Mildura in the middle of Murray-Sunset National Park, about 43 miles from its actual location. The mistake led to the stranding of a few motorists, and inspired the Victoria police to issue a bulletin describing it as “potentially life-threatening” and warning against using iPhones to navigate the area.
News ByteAustralia and New Zealand today. The move broadens the streaming music service’s reach as it raises a new round of funding that should value the company at $4 billion by the time it closes. Last month rival service MOG announced an Australian expansion but hasn’t launched yet.