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Wednesday, May 15
The Google I/O (GOOG) news flow won't stop. 1) The rumored Google Maps overhaul is unveiled....
The Google I/O (GOOG) news flow won't stop. 1) The rumored Google Maps overhaul is unveiled. Taking cues from the iPhone app, the sidebar has been replaced by a search box and cards. Content from an overhauled Google Earth is included, and vector maps yield better performance. An Android update is on tap; the overdue iPad app arrives this summer. 2) Google is looking to tie together Android, iOS, and Web gaming via Play Game Services, but real-time gaming is Android-only for now. 3) Google Now has been updated to include voice reminders, e-mails, and public transit data. 4) Chrome now supports voice search. 5) Larry Page takes the stage a day after disclosing he has vocal cord paralysis. (previous) (live blog)