November 10, 2012

What's with Google's Niantic Project?

Bruce Upbin, Forbes


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When complimented on the view, Hanke sighs and grins. Clearly he’s got status at Google. Hanke was one of the founders of Keyhole, Inc., the software firm that in 2001 developed a 3-D flyby visualization of the globe called Earth Viewer. Google snapped up Keyhole in 2004 and turned it into Google Earth, one of the great Web engineering achievements of our time. Hanke and some of the Keyhole team have stayed ever since, going a little bit…silent.

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