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Google Maps' location-sharing feature is one you might actually use - Engadget

Google has been busy recently beefing up Maps. Beyond just using it for turn-by-turn directions, you can now use Maps to remember where you parked, find reviews for nearby restaurants and avoid heavily congested areas. Today, the search giant has ...and more »

Google Maps will let you share your location with friends and family for a specific period of time - TechCrunch

Google Maps has today announced a new feature to allow you to share your location with others. While that might seem creepy, it's not the first to add this type of functionality. Facebook tells you when a friend is nearby — it even lets you “wave” at ...and more »

Google Maps Supercharges Location Sharing, Begins Drooling Over Your Data - WIRED

Get ready to never, ever be alone again. Today, Google Maps rolls out real-time sharing location, so you can share your whereabouts with any of your contacts, for anywhere from 15 minutes to three whole days. It's a convenient feature that not so ...and more »

Google Maps can tell your friends where you are - USA TODAY

SAN FRANCISCO — Google Maps is pushing the bounds of online sharing, handing people a convenient way to broadcast their movements to friends and family via the mobile app. No need to call or text to let someone know where you are or how soon you ...and more »

Google Maps Adding Ability To Share Real-Time Location Data - Android Headlines

Coming soon to Google Maps is another very useful tool called 'Sharing location' which will be accessible via the slide out menu. This feature will allow you to send your exact location and ETA to a particular friend or a group of friends. Seemingly a ...and more »

Google Maps finds a way monetize - Business Insider

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. The fictional land of Skull Island, from the eponymous and recently-premiered "Kong: Skull Island" film, is available as a ...and more »

Google resurrected a dead product on Wednesday and no one noticed - Business Insider

AP/Ben Margot Google has built a $580 billion empire by keeping its innovation engine running ahead of the competition. But on Wednesday the company pulled off an impressive, and curious, feat: It wowed the public with an eight-year-old idea. Google ...and more »

Google Maps will soon let you share your real-time location — here's how it works - South China Morning Post

By Nick Vega. If you're the type of person who texts your friends “I just left, I'll be there soon” when you're really about to step into the shower, you're not going to like this news: Google is updating its popular Maps app with new features to let ...and more »

Google Maps unveils new real time location sharing feature - The Hindu

Google Maps on Thursday has announced a new real—time location sharing feature which will be available for both Android and iOS users. Users will be able to share their real-time location with anyone and the people they share with will be able to see ...and more »

Google Maps lets you record your parking location, time left at the meter - TechCrunch

Google Maps has just added a handy feature that will help users remember where they parked. This appears as a new menu option when you tap the blue dot, and will place a “P” icon on the map so you can find your way back to your spot.and more »