The goal is to beef up local search traffic by offering photo-realistic 3-D models of buildings and landscape in cities including Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, and Dallas.
Palm Sued by NTP Over Patents for Wireless Devices
NTP Inc. sued Palm Inc., maker of the Treo e-mail phone, for patent infringement, eight months after winning $612.5 million from Research In Motion, creator of the Blackberry.
Verizon Near Content Deal with YouTube
Verizon Communications Inc., the No. 2 U.S. telecommunications company, is in advanced talks with YouTube Inc. to bring the Web site's videos to cell phones and television sets.
Yahoo Brings More Imagery to Mobile Ads
Yahoo Inc. is expanding a test of its mobile telephone advertising network to include more visually appealing messages.
Microsoft Will Offer Video Downloads to Xbox
Microsoft will launch a new service later this month that allows customers to download movies and television programs through their Xbox 360 gaming consoles.
Check Point Debuts Wireless-security Router for the Home
Check Point Software Technologies unveiled its ZoneAlarm Secure Wireless Router Z100G, its first dedicated home network security device.
Technology Mistake du Jour:
"The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?"
--David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.