Tag: google

Jul 02

Google’s Vertical Street View of El Capitan

Google, not satisfied with street views that occasionally show very interesting images, has now set their sights on the skies above places like Yosemite National Park. Specifically, El Capitan. From Google’s Official Blog: Today we’re launching our first-ever vertical Street View collection, giving you the opportunity to climb 3,000 feet up the world’s most famous …

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Nov 20

Take a hike with Street View through U.S. National Parks and Parks Canada

On Wednesday, Google launched a collection of images from more than 44 national parks and historic sites across the United States and Canada after travelling through the destinations earlier this year. From Google Maps Product Manager, Evan Rapoport: What do tents and hiking boots have in common? You don’t need either to start exploring or planning your next …

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Oct 01

Two very different ways of celebrating Yosemite’s 123rd Birthday

Today – October 1st, 2013 – Google is celebrating Yosemite National Park’s 123rd birthday with a Doodle. Also today Yosemite (and other national parks) are closed due to the government shutdown. The federal government partially shut down at midnight on Tuesday because of the continuing zany antics of the most hate-filled and divisive President and …

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Mar 23

Feedly Is Number One In My Book (Thanks, Google Reader!)

If any of you know me, you know that I seem to always be up on the ‘latest news.’  While I’d like to say that’s a function of my big brain, eidetic memory and vast knowledge of everything … the truth is a bit more pedestrian: I read.  A lot.  I am a voracious devourer of …

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Oct 18

Spank the white whale and call me Ishmael!

I went to Google this morning, and their Google Doodle looked familiar.  It turns out that today – October 18, 2012 – marks the 161st anniversary of the first publication of Herman Melville‘s novel Moby-Dick.  The book was originally published in Britain on this date, with the U.S. publication following on November 14, 1851.

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