A year in review: 2010 has been both interesting and surprising for me. In this recap of July to December, you will get to know why.
7,225 inhabitants, idyllic position in the German Alps with mountains and cows—that’s Oberstaufen. At once, this small town gets highly popular, as Google starts its Web service Streetview in Germany with photos from Oberstaufen.
In late 2010, Google Streetview will launch in Germany. Photos taken in the 20 largest cities within the country will be made available then. These are: Berlin, Bielefeld, Bochum, Bonn, Bremen, Cologne, Dortmund, Dresden, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig, Mannheim, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Wuppertal.
CeBIT in Hanover (Germany), it is still the largest computer trade fair worldwide, even with having shrunk in the past years – this year again with fewer exhibitors and fewer visitors. Some companies though have a CeBIT booth for the first time, like the Web gigant Google.
Referring to a new legal document, Google considers the Street View application for legally correct in Germany too. “Legally the service cannot be stopped anymore,” Google Germany’s legal advisor Arnd Haller stated at a press conference in Berlin on Tuesday.