Google

March 30, 2011, 2pm PDT
Google announced that it had chosen Kansas City, Kansas as the launching site for an experimental fiber-optic network with speeds of up to 1 Gb per second.
TechCrunch
Blog post
December 17, 2010, 1pm PST

Google Labs has released another fascinating tool for researchers. Readers may already be familiar with  Google Trends which can chart and reveal trends in search patterns for the last decade. The new tool allows similar analysis of Google's impressive library of digitized books spanning centuries.

Abhijeet Chavan
September 29, 2010, 1pm PDT
Is the isolation of personal rapid transit truly viable for mass transit?
TheCityFix
September 21, 2010, 9am PDT
San Jose hosts the 4th Podcar Conference, Oct 27-29, part of San Jose's Green Vision.
New York Times
September 2, 2010, 2pm PDT
Planning nerd bloggers like David Alpert of Greater Greater Washington are finding that they can have significant influence in the world of D.C. planning and development.
Washington City Paper
August 31, 2010, 9am PDT
Google has invested $86 million in a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit fund to create 480 affordable rental housing units for low income families.
TechCrunch
June 4, 2010, 8am PDT
Search giant Google has mapped the location of every WiFi network in Britain. Some say the collection of this information is a violation of privacy.
Telegraph
June 2, 2010, 2pm PDT
A pedestrian in Park City, UT followed her downloaded Google map onto a four-lane road sans sidewalks. She was hit by a motorist before reaching the median. Lauren Rosenberg is seeking $100,000 in a federal lawsuit.
The Guardian
March 23, 2010, 11am PDT
A handful of American cities are hoping to become testing grounds for a new fiber optic Internet connection being offered by Google. To catch the company's eye, many of these cities are making concerted -- and sometimes audacious -- efforts.
NPR
March 15, 2010, 7am PDT
Google has launched a new experimental effort to visualize much of the public data it now searches and displays.
Los Angeles Times
February 21, 2010, 5am PST
Google and the city of Mountain View, California have a unique relationship. The city is home to the search giant's headquarters, but the company is much more than a quiet tenant, according to this article.
The New York Times
February 19, 2010, 8am PST
Google's headquarters in Mountain View, CA is not unlike many suburban office parks, but now the search giant is advocating for mixed-use development around their campus.
TechCrunch
January 12, 2010, 2pm PST
A patent filed by Google in 2008 illustrates a process where ads could be placed on buildings, marquees and billboards in Google Street View.
ReadWriteWeb
September 17, 2009, 1pm PDT
Advanced Transit Systems is pitching the city of Mountain View on using the PRT system developed for Heathrow Airport to connect the downtown train station, NASA Ames and Shoreline businesses like Google.
Mountain View Voice
November 7, 2008, 8am PST
Warren Buffett, Google and others are investing heavily in geothermal energy development, spurred on by state incentives for renewables and higher gas prices.
The Los Angeles Times
October 18, 2008, 9am PDT
Electric car start-up in Silicon Valley said Wednesday that it would lay off employees and delay production of its second car, the Model S, until 2011.
The New York Times
July 23, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Google announces walking directions feature for Google Maps.</p>
Google
April 8, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Pittsburgh couple sues Google for invasion of privacy after photos of their home are published on Google's "Street View" mapping feature.</p>
The Smoking Gun
Blog post
January 11, 2008, 10am PST

Often times I’m struck by the advances we’ve made in mapping, modeling and depicting our cities.  What was once the purview of mapmakers, surveyors or architects is now a democratized, engaging process that brings unexpected results.  And the more advanced the technology, the more transparent our cities seem to become. 

Scott Page
Blog post
May 30, 2007, 11am PDT

4 tools that support community building at the street level.

Just heard from my co-worker, Chris Haller, who is at Where 2.0 that Google has announced yet another cool tool for visualization. Street View provides panoramic views embedded as an additional view to g-maps. Initially this tool is only available in 5 cities: Denver, Las Vegas, Miami, New York and San Francisco.

Was able to locate the following YouTube demo. Corny video, but cool technology.

Ken Snyder
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