Hi folks, we're at Google in San Francisco waiting for the Google Maps announcement to kick off. Expect about a 9:30 a.m. launch here. Stand by.
Hey everyone, we're all set. The overhead camera's a good sign there will be some mobile demos.
@redth Nope, unfortunately.
This event is not being live-streamed on the Youtubles. You're stuck with text reporting and commentary, with photos from Josh.
But, obviously, the YT promo video is up. Thanks for the heads-up there, Google.
Alright folks, here we go.
False alarm, it was just a "shut off your cell phones" public service announcement.
Event should be starting soon, they say.
Hmmm, so some are saying that video link isn't working for them. Worked for us.
What we're getting today is mostly likely to be news about new 3D-ification of Google Maps and some cool new toys for Android users.
Not much for Apple-heads, obviously.
3D is fun and all, but I'm hoping for something more...
"Welcome to the next dimension" they say. Rod Serling not present.
Brian McClendon, in charge of Google Geo, now up
Brian came from SGI, building graphics supercomputers.
Talking about "Space to Face" of zoomable satellite imagery that zoomed into aerial views and terrain data. Looks like Google Earth. Ran on a supercomputer.
Then they started porting in, in 1998, to PCs.
ITLL HPN was his license plate
In 2001, Keyhole (man I love that company) was founded. That's what Google bought to make Earth