Uber picked up a few of Bing’s mapping tech and staff
It seems that Uber’s want for mapping tech did not actually cease with Nokia’s Right here maps. The experience-sharing platform simply picked up a portion of Microsoft’s Bing maps applied sciences and about one hundred of Redmond’s staff as TechCrunch tells it. The best way that TC describes the deal, the workers that Uber is absorbing have been answerable for placing picture knowledge into the search engine (aerial, 3D and road footage, apparently) and the parents’ll probably be doing the identical activity at their new employer. What’s that imply for you? Nicely, that the map show in Uber’s app might be going to get a bit extra detailed now, hopefully making it simpler on your driver to determine precisely the place you’re. Nah, they will nonetheless doubtless drive round in circles when you watch in frustration.