The curious case of Google Street View’s missing streets

With the arrival of El Capitan on Google Street View last month, you can now haul yourself virtually up one of the most famous rock faces in the world. Navigating certain streets in urban areas, however, can still be a challenge.

As Google expands Street View into ever more exotic places, it appears to have a problem in many of the towns and cities where the service has been available for years. Look closely at any major city, especially the residential areas, and Street View is littered with hundreds, even thousands, of little gaps. And although it’s hard to be sure, the problem may be getting worse.

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Told ya so: Microsoft Lumia, Windows Phone are DEAD (also Snoopy)

Windows Phone is dead. Microsoft Lumia is dead. If you didn’t already know this, you’ve not been paying attention. But it’s easy to be blind to the inevitable when you’re emotionally attached to something.

Microsoft has written off the entire $7.2 billion it paid for Nokia, with interest: The writeoff totals around $8.4 billion. Told you so.

This is the end. Surely even the more ardent, die-hard fan knows it by now? Lumia and Windows Phone are brain-dead, quasi-corpses — only kept alive by artificial life-support: Satya Nadella’s and COO Kevin Turner’s corp-speke could not have been clearer.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers faze fone fanbois. Not to mention: A real flying Snoopy on his kennel

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IDG Contributor Network: Here’s the answer to the Jeb Bush ‘work more’ problem

Jeb Bush thinks you need to work more.

Taken in context, he was actually referring to part-time employees and those who are unemployed, not telling us we need to keep checking our phones at 11 p.m. and wake up at 6 a.m. to the sounds of incoming emails. He wasn’t telling the phone support staff to work 70 hours per week instead of 50 or 60. He wasn’t suggesting that a $100,000-a-year knowledge worker needs to get an extra part-time job, although that is one path to success (if you define success as more car payments). Is he out of touch with the American people? Not sure. That’s an issue for the voters to decide. However, part of me wonders if the opposite of “working more” is true.

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