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Driving Directions

Driving Directions

Google is positioning itself as a competitor to MapQuest and a potential add-on for all of the new vehicles with on-board GPS with its driving directions. Google adds a couple of visual touches with a visually superior set of step-by-step directions for getting there, and a fun floating bubble complete with drop shadow.

What's next - skins for maps, to keep things fun while enabling different audiences to overlay custom data sets? It wouldn't surprise me to see Google use their Keyhole acquisition as the B2B interface for businesses to enter enterprise-related information - and for that information to be consumable via a number of Google portals.

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