Google in a day

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Talk about taking over the (virtual) world…Google has acquired Jaiku and is working with Multiverse and both were announced in a day. The Jaiku purchase is a curiosity as they could have created their own version of the project from a few of the services they already have in house, though they wouldn’t have captured […]

Leica updates Titan

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Leica is rolling out the updates to Titan fairly regularly including today’s release which includes Terrain support, a custom drawing toolbar that includes KML export, and a navigational compass. I have to say that I was surprised that terrain support was on the bottom of the list in the announcement email as this is a […]

Epidemiologists Turn to Video Game For Help

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Ars Technica (an excellent tech news site, by the way) has an interesting article concerning epidemiologists turning to the game developer Blizzard for help. Blizzard is the developer and publisher of the wildly successful massively multiplayer online role-playing game, World of Warcraft (WoW for short). So why are epidemiologists so suddenly interested in games? Turns […]