Barometer of Google – Google Maps Won MapQuest on January 2009 Due to Street View


We continue our examination of some key products and acquisitions from Google. We began this to make it clear that Google + is not a sure winner. It still has to beat Facebook with a colossal 700 million + users and Zynga still building in its land.


But Google May beat and defeated Mapquest pretty well. It was note easy at the beginning when Google went head to head with algorithm. Google had the clean design, integration with its monstrous search, yet, nothing happened. What nailed Mapquest was the Street View from Google Map. That was when the world left Mapquest and Google Maps overtook it in January 2009.


MapQuest is an American free online web mapping service owned by AOL. It has been on the decline ever since the introduction of Google Maps.The company was founded in 1967 as Cartographic Services, a division of R.R. Donnelley & Sons in Chicago, Illinois, United States. It moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1969. When it became an independent company in 1994, it was renamed GeoSystems Global Corporation. MapQuest was acquired in 2000 by America Online, Inc. Company headquarters are in Lancaster and Denver, Colorado. (wikipedia)

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