Google start to take Street View images in Slovakia

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19 cities in Slovakia will get a visit from the Google Street View car starting next week, April 11.

These are the lucky cities according to Google Europe: “Bratislava, Banska Bystrica, Bardejov, Humenne, Komarno, Kosice, Levice, Liptovsky Mikulas, Martin, Nitra, Nove Zamky, Poprad, Presov, Prievidza, Rimavská Sobota, Trencin, Trnava and Zilina”.

It will take several months for the images to go live on Google Maps.

Google has stopped taking photos for Street View in Germany

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Google has announced that they will not add any more cities than the 20 currently available on Street View in Germany. This comes as a surprise to many as Google recently won a legal battle in Germany for it’s Street View service. Competitor Microsoft Bing Maps is now starting to take photos for it’s Streetside in Germany. And is already getting complaints from germans.

I’m guessing Google will let Microsoft take some of the privacy complaints for a while in Germany. And then be back in a few years time?

Boring couple versus Google Maps StreetView

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The couple named Boring filed suit in April 2008 against google for taking photos of their house from a private road. They failed to win then, but came back to court this year. And now they actually won.

Charges were changed to trespassing. The judge found that Google was guilty of Count II trespass after Google and the Boring couple agreed to a settlement.

So, how much money did the Boring couple get from this settlement? The total amount they got from the settlement was… wait for it… one dollar!

Here’s a suggestion on where the Boring couple should move.