In a move to help it further build out its in-house mapping technology, Uber has acquired a part of the technology behind Microsoft's Bing Maps service. The deal also sees around 100 Bing engineers move to Uber, both companies confirmed.
Bing has brought a massive 270TB of Bird's Eye imagery data to its maps in a large scale update. Hawaii, Italy, and Norway see notable updates, and developers have added more content to their Venue Maps section.
Converting your devices is one thing, but when we had Andrew switch to a Microsoft life, he had to go all the way. In this "Life and Tiles of a Windows 8 Convert," he details what it's like to live without Google's services, and it's no walk in the park.
If the results of a recent study are to be believed, you're three times more likely to get lost using Apple Maps than Google Maps, with users in the UK particularly at risk of ending up down a blind alley.