This new Google Maps feature may completely change how you use the app

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  • Google Maps has launched a new Facebook-style news feed within the app, incorporating recommendations and suggestions from Maps users.
  • The feed builds on other tools Google has added to Maps this year that help people learn more about the places they want to go to, which they can then use Google Maps to help them actually navigate to.
  • 2020 is the 15th anniversary of Google Maps.

One of the things I’ve been fascinated to watch over the past year or more, in a way that certainly pre-dates the coronavirus pandemic, is the extent to which Google has woken up to all the latent potential inside one of its least-sexy apps, but one which is almost as utilitarian and relied upon as the company’s signature search app. I’m talking, of course, about Google Maps, which celebrated its 15th anniversary earlier this year by rolling out

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4 Strategic Business Lessons From Entrepreneurs Who Run Their Business Completely Online

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has already brought enormous change in the way we do business. Millions of people are forced to run their business completely online, working from home. Of course change is inevitable in business, things change in time; but the pandemic made it compulsory to adapt to a new reality, to survive. Even after several months, the future still looks uncertain; the only thing we can be sure of at the moment is, doing business online.

Right now, for any entrepreneur, the main emphasis should be on sharpening the digital business strategies. Here, four entrepreneurs from different countries and different sectors share their experience and a lesson they’ve learned while running their completely online businesses.

Build your business based on what you’re good at,

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Deep Space Might Not Be Completely Dark, New Study Suggests

When we look out at the darkest night skies available on Earth, even the emptiest abyss we can find isn’t completely dark. We can look between the individual stars in the Milky Way, seeing out into the Universe beyond. We can look at the space between the myriad of galaxies populating the Universe, finding many regions without identifiable light sources of any type. But even when we do, the light from our own backyard still gets in

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Former Nintendo Boss Reggie Fils-Aime’s New Job Is Something Completely Different

Reggie Fils-Aime is staying busy in his post-Nintendo life. After announcing his retirement from Nintendo in February 2019, Fils-Aime joined the GameStop board of directors in March 2020. He then launched an excellent podcast in May. That same month, Fils-Aime joined the board of directors at the toys and games company Spin Master, Now he’s got another job: Fils-Aime has joined the board of directors at the boating company Brunswick, which makes the famous Sea Ray boat and the Mercury Marine engines.

“As a highly respected and seasoned executive, Reggie’s experience in consumer-facing initiatives and digital technology will make him a valued addition to our strong and experienced board of directors. We look forward to benefiting from Reggie’s expertise as we continue to develop deeper relationships with our customers,” Brunswick’s chairman of the board, Manuel Fernandez, said in a statement.

In its announcement, Brunswick noted that Fils-Aime, throughout his career,

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Hell Yes, InSight’s Heat Probe Is Now Completely Buried on Mars

NASA’s InSight lander retracting its robotic arm, revealing the spot where the mole is now completely buried.
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There’s some happy news to report from the Red Planet, as the stubborn Mars InSight heat probe, known as “the mole,” is now completely buried. It’s an encouraging development, as the surrounding dirt could coax the device into drilling deeper through the Martian crust.

The ongoing saga of the InSight lander’s Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package has taken an important turn, or at least we hope. The self-hammering drill, built by the German space agency (DLR) and operated by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is now completely obscured by red Martian dirt—a sign that it may soon be able to dig properly, since it needs friction to move downwards. Up until this point, it’s mostly been bouncing up and down like a useless pogo stick.

The purpose of

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