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Behind the Lens: How Google’s Street View Traveler Is Capturing the World’s Most Iconic Places

Valentina Frassi, a program manager for Google Street View, poses with one of the company’s cameras on a trolley during the launch of a gallery at the Science Museum in London in 2016 in partnership with Google Arts and Culture. Google Skift Take: Business travel is often dreaded by perpetual road warriors, but that’s not […]

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Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs Calls Off Toronto Smart City Project Over Coronavirus Uncertainty

Google’s parent company Alphabet cancelled plans for a tech-enabled neighborhood in Toronto in light of the coronavirus downturn in the economy. shankar s. / Flickr Skift Take: The tech-focused smart city component of Toronto’s Quayside neighborhood may be called off, but, depending on who you ask, it may be more to the detriment of Google […]

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Google Flights Ends Booking Charges for Airlines That Paid

Los Angeles International Airport gets passenger screening enhancements. Pictured is a United Airlines bag drop. Google is dropping the charges it asked airlines to pay in Google Flights. United Continental Holdings Skift Take: With potential pressure from U.S. regulatory authorities and perhaps displeasure from airlines, Google is making the biggest change to the way it […]