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September 27, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Amid complaints from some community leaders and residents, Google has decided to stop using the name "Temple Town" on Google Maps to describe the North Philadelphia area around Temple University. In a statement issued late last week, a spokesman for Google Inc. said the company could not say how the name came to be on its Web application or how long it had been there, but added that it was "working on updating the map so that Temple Town no longer appears. " Community members had complained that the name "Temple Town" shifted the focus of the neighborhood to the university.
NEWS
May 15, 2015
THE PHILADELPHIA Parking Authority is a fountain of new ways to be obdurate. This is about three T's - technology, testimony and ticking off a PPA parking enforcement officer. The technology and testimony I can prove. Incurring the wrath of an officer is supposition, but let's go for a ride. Brian Carroll, 38, carpools daily to his job in Newark, Del., where he is an engineer for an electric company. In February he got a ticket in the mail for making a "prohibited stop" on Jan. 30 at 5:24 p.m. in the 300 block of Catharine Street in Queen Village.
NEWS
July 2, 2009
STEP by step, SEPTA is joining the Internet age. The latest: The transit agency will be partnering with Google Maps to put schedules and other service information online. SEPTA already has a Web site, but this will be a major improvement over the outdated interface. Riders will be able to find arrival times, plan trips, locate stations and download maps of surrounding areas. And, unlike that available on SEPTA's Web site, users will be able to search for businesses, addresses and other locations near transit stops.
NEWS
July 1, 2009 | By Zoe Tillman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
SEPTA has gone Google. Schedules and routes for all SEPTA trains and trolleys will be synchronized with Web-based trip-planning program Google Transit, officials announced yesterday. On the Google Transit Web site, part of the larger Google Maps program, users can now enter a starting point and destination in the Philadelphia region - keywords like Independence Hall or movie theater or exact addresses - and Google will display a SEPTA route. Riders will still need to visit SEPTA's Web site for fare information.
NEWS
August 8, 2009 | By Zoe Tillman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the battle for the hearts and mouse clicks of Philadelphia public transit users, one Web site, HopStop.com, is trying to compete with Internet giant Google. To get from Point A to Point B via subway, trolley or bus, riders increasingly are turning to the Web to get directions. Google Transit, which allows users to map public-transit routes free, announced a partnership with SEPTA last month. Philadelphia is one of more than 400 cities worldwide to feed data into Google Transit since it was launched in 2007.
NEWS
March 15, 2010
AS I WRITE, Villanova is 24-6 and ranked 10th and ninth in the country in the polls and ninth in the RPI. Temple is 26-5, ranked 17th and 16th with an RPI ranking of 15. Not much of a difference, and Temple beat Villanova and won the Big Five. Yet, while the Daily News sends a writer to all Villanova away games, rarely, if ever, do you send anyone to cover Temple road games, instead opting to contract with a local writer. A perfect example of the lack of respect occurred when Temple played at St. Louis.
TRAVEL
April 10, 2011 | By Anne Wallace Allen, Associated Press
The Internet offers vast resources for travelers, but don't overlook one of the most basic sources of information: Google. The search box on the Google home page puts all sorts of information at your fingertips without requiring you to go to separate websites. Wondering about the weather where you're going? Type any city or zip code in the search box with the word weather . You'll get the current temperature and conditions plus a four-day forecast. If you simply type weather with no city, you'll get the weather for wherever you are - for example, outside your hotel room if you're already in your destination.
NEWS
October 17, 2014 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
ON THE BLOCK near 17th Street where the image of the fiery and flamboyant civil-rights lawyer Cecil B. Moore once looked down onto the avenue that bears his name, a new building has risen. Near where the colorful mural of Moore once spread across the wall of the now-demolished Adelaide's Variety Store, large banners now proclaim: "Luxury Student Apartments. " On this block near Temple University, each new boxy apartment building has six or more stark, gray electric meters facing the street at eye level.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2013 | By Matthew Craft, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Investors nudged the stock market to all-time highs Wednesday despite a handful of disappointing economic reports. Google's stock topped $900 for the first time after the company announced several upgrades to its Android software for smartphones, and Macy's rose after beating Wall Street's profit estimates. Apple fell, holding back the Nasdaq composite index. The market got off to a weak start, then turned higher in late morning trading. Investors shrugged off a slowdown in manufacturing last month.
BUSINESS
September 30, 2012 | By Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized Friday for the company's error-ridden new mobile mapping service, pledging to improve the application installed on tens of millions of smartphones and, in an unusual mea culpa, inviting frustrated consumers to turn to the competition. In a letter posted online Friday, Cook said Apple "fell short" of its own expectations. "Everything we do at Apple is aimed at making our products the best in the world. We know that you expect that from us," Cook said, "and we will keep working nonstop until Maps lives up to the same incredibly high standard.
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NEWS
May 15, 2015
THE PHILADELPHIA Parking Authority is a fountain of new ways to be obdurate. This is about three T's - technology, testimony and ticking off a PPA parking enforcement officer. The technology and testimony I can prove. Incurring the wrath of an officer is supposition, but let's go for a ride. Brian Carroll, 38, carpools daily to his job in Newark, Del., where he is an engineer for an electric company. In February he got a ticket in the mail for making a "prohibited stop" on Jan. 30 at 5:24 p.m. in the 300 block of Catharine Street in Queen Village.
BUSINESS
November 16, 2014 | By Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Columnist
Before driving to work one day last week, I opened Google Maps on my iPhone to check alternate routes. Recently updated, the app requested personal information - my home and work addresses - before warning me about traffic congestion on the Schuylkill Expressway. I didn't need to scour its privacy policy to know the deal. The addresses would make the app a bit more useful, but they were also something Google wanted for its own purposes. The Internet is full of such basic and open quid pro quos that link "edge providers" at one end with consumers like me at the other.
NEWS
October 17, 2014 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
ON THE BLOCK near 17th Street where the image of the fiery and flamboyant civil-rights lawyer Cecil B. Moore once looked down onto the avenue that bears his name, a new building has risen. Near where the colorful mural of Moore once spread across the wall of the now-demolished Adelaide's Variety Store, large banners now proclaim: "Luxury Student Apartments. " On this block near Temple University, each new boxy apartment building has six or more stark, gray electric meters facing the street at eye level.
NEWS
September 27, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Amid complaints from some community leaders and residents, Google has decided to stop using the name "Temple Town" on Google Maps to describe the North Philadelphia area around Temple University. In a statement issued late last week, a spokesman for Google Inc. said the company could not say how the name came to be on its Web application or how long it had been there, but added that it was "working on updating the map so that Temple Town no longer appears. " Community members had complained that the name "Temple Town" shifted the focus of the neighborhood to the university.
NEWS
August 21, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THE IMAGE OF a guy in baggy jeans appearing to buy drugs near a gated driveway in Camden is stuck in time forever, or until Goggle remaps Carman Street, with no way to know who the blurry-faced buyer was or where he went after getting high. But T.J., a former heroin addict who once copped dope at that fence almost daily, said he can see himself in that nameless stranger and knows that heroin likely drove the guy down a hard road to death, jail or, like himself, recovery. The 28-year-old Cherry Hill native, who now lives in Pennsylvania and works as a counselor's assistant at a treatment facility, said he was on Google Maps looking for directions and found that his route would take him through Camden.
NEWS
June 15, 2014 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
In four years, the Internet will start to disappear. (Actually, it is already well on its way.) Cisco's authoritative annual Visual Networking Index (VNI) - the company's forecast of who's going to buy what for their networking needs in the future - says that by 2018, about half of everyone on the Internet will connect via laptops and desktops (they still make those?), while the other half will connect via mobile devices, tablets, wearable technology, and other "Internet of things" stuff, like dog collars, thermostats, TVs, and cars.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2014 | By Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Columnist
Could T-Mobile, the nation's fourth-largest wireless carrier, prove to be the most effective consumer advocate ever for America's cellphone users? That may have seemed like hype a year ago, when T-Mobile's colorful CEO, John Legere, first promised to ease customers' "pain points. " But true to his word, T-Mobile went on to target a set of chronic and costly irritants faced by wireless users - irritants its rivals had let fester, probably because customer pain equaled carrier gain.
SPORTS
December 30, 2013 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. - For me, 2013 was the year of travel: Florida, Alaska, Washington state, Illinois, and Nevada were a few of my stops, capped this past week by spending the holidays in Redondo Beach. I try to run when I travel because it's a great way to multitask: get in the miles while training for a race and seeing a new place at a slow enough speed that I can really look around. Here's how to run easier in a new-to-you place, safely. Map your run. If you know where you want to run - to, say, the Willis Tower and back while in Chicago - you can determine the distance in advance through the Google pedometer at mappedometer.com.
NEWS
May 22, 2013 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
I WIPED OUT on a wet bridge, and I am seeing a galaxy of stars as I slide across the ground on my helmet. And still, as a sharp pain shoots down my hip, I decide this second attempt at biking to work is actually going much smoother than the first. A couple of weeks ago, in an ongoing effort to get to know Philly and to celebrate National Bike Month, I dusted off my mountain bike and hit the road. According to Google Maps, my estimated 11-mile commute from Chestnut Hill was supposed to take about an hour.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2013 | By Matthew Craft, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Investors nudged the stock market to all-time highs Wednesday despite a handful of disappointing economic reports. Google's stock topped $900 for the first time after the company announced several upgrades to its Android software for smartphones, and Macy's rose after beating Wall Street's profit estimates. Apple fell, holding back the Nasdaq composite index. The market got off to a weak start, then turned higher in late morning trading. Investors shrugged off a slowdown in manufacturing last month.
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