Take a look at this. :-(<br>http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0725mac-apple25-ON.html<br><br>www.patgamble.com<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by pgamble on 07/26/05 04:35 AM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Did Microsoft wipe Apple off the map, literally?<br>Tred Bridis<br>Associated Press<br>Jul. 25, 2005 03:11 PM<br>WASHINGTON - As software rivals, Microsoft wants to wipe Apple Computer off the map. With Microsoft's new Web service for satellite photographs, did the world's largest software company find a way to do exactly that?<br><br>Internet sleuths discovered that anyone using Microsoft's new "Virtual Earth" Web site for a bird's-eye view of Apple's corporate headquarters saw only a grainy overhead photograph of what appears to be a single, nondescript warehouse and a deserted parking lot - not Apple's sprawling campus, with 11 modern buildings surrounding a plush courtyard.<br><br>Microsoft blames an outdated photograph. But Apple's headquarters in Silicon Valley shows up more appropriately for anyone viewing the same location using Google's mapping Web site, which also combines many of the same government-funded satellite and aerial overhead photographs. <br>advertisement <br><br><br><br><br>Is Microsoft's version of the landscape a fantasy for Bill Gates?<br><br>Microsoft said its new mapping service, made available free during the weekend, was still in its testing phase and includes some older, black-and-white photographs from October 1991 for the neighborhood around Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. The only dates displayed on the images are copyright notices from 2004 and 2005.<br><br>"This is about mapping for consumers," spokesman Adam Sohn said. "We pull the right addresses, it just seems the images are perhaps older." Sohn said Microsoft is buying newer photographs for parts of the country, and many areas already include the most recent images available.<br><br>Google's mapping site includes color aerial photographs from October 2002 with more detail for Apple's neighborhood, provided by the U.S. Geological Survey.<br><br>One satellite expert said companies should provide more details, such as the date for each photograph, to help Internet users make sense of these images.<br><br>"It's a problem, one of the real challenges. There's a reason why most pictures in magazines and newspapers have captions," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org. "What's missing from this imagery is, there are no captions to tell you when the image was acquired or what you're seeing or why you should care."<br><br><br>
I'm sorry I should of posted the article the first time. I am still new to this forum fun. I read it everyday I just do not know what to say most times. You all are great!! I feel like I know you all. Someday I will not be a Newbie. I guess I am shy but have lots going on. <br><br>www.patgamble.com
no "dipshizzle x2" - it's a marketing survey and a cheap shot at that - the poster of this thread should have posted the whole thing as gnfnr2k did<br><br>Thanks gnfnr2k<br><br>WWW.ADZOOX.COM & www.JACKWHISPERS.COM
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You have been forgiven.. Just cut closer to the chase and you'll get fewer complaints.<br><br>It is better to say nothing than to be embarrased about what you say. So don't worry that you cannot think of what to say. For if you cannot think of anything to say, then it is best you not make something up.<br><br>You can't be shy .. for you did post and what you posted did generate interest. All of this adds up to a worthwhile member. <br><br>
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