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The Internet

Submission + - Minnesota Bridge Tragedy Uses Interent to Share->

gavinpquinn writes: "This gentleman shared his story almost immediately after the Minnesota Bridge Tragedy. Using a camera phone, as he was passing by, he took pictures of something he could hardly believe. Using today's most cutting edge tools he shares his experience. http://www.grapheety.com/?story=1029"
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Google

Submission + - Google Buying Geotagging site Panoramio->

gavinpquinn writes: "Google is at it again, purchasing Panoramio, a geo-tagging service for photographs. They have had a partnership with Google Earth for the past year and have seen tremendous growth since then. Google has finally agreed to purchase Panoramio for an undisclosed amount. How will this affect competition — http://www.flagr.com/ http://www.flickr.com/maps/, and http://www.grapheety.com/ ? Google announced recently they were looking to do more M & A in the Geotagging area looking for high quality teams of people."
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Google

Submission + - Google releases new maps competitor

gavinpquinn writes: "I can't believe no one posted this yet. Google released a new mapping feature for creating your own custom maps with pictures and movies (Picasso). This will probably compete with http://flickr.com/map.

Although I think the new application is mysteriously similar to http://www.grapheety.com. Noting the public/private, ability to add pictures, movies, etc.

Looks like the Geoblogging area is really starting to heat up."
The Internet

Submission + - How do you waste time at work?

gavinpquinn writes: "What are the best games to waste time at work? They have to be quick, easy to hide, and take a LOT of time. I like the treasure hunts on Grapheety personally. A map where they put real treasures on it with clues, and you just find a prize. My buddy won an iPod already. I was really close. But what else have people done? I think 90% of people have a little extra time, and there's only so much news you can read."
Microsoft

Submission + - Have you had your ideas stolen by Microsoft?

gavinpquinn writes: "Microsoft is doing so much development, you often wonder when they come out with a new concept, have they stolen it from another startup without the deep pockets for advertising?

Could Apple, Google, and all the big players be doing the same thing? What are the rights of these start-ups that may not have patents or patent attorneys and 10 billion dollar advertising budget? Microsoft just recently launched this application on MSN http://fordedge.msn.com/Experience.aspx?GT1=8938. Essentially a way to tag a map with peoples own content. However, this looks surprisingly like http://grapheety.com! A site that is a startup but has the exact same concept.

I just wonder how many other people have seen this same thing?"
Announcements

Submission + - Grapheety Release with Treasure Hunt for iPod Nano

gavinpquinn writes: "http://www.grapheety.com/ has just released a new version of their up and coming geo-blogging software. It looks to be competing with the likes of flickr.com/map and panaramio. To kick off their release, they are giving away an iPod Nano, no strings attached, to the first to find it in the treasure hunt."

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