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El nou buscador d'Amazon fotografia la teva destinació
Amazon.com is mapping the streets of the United States in an ambitious digital photography project to drive people into local businesses.
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"You can virtually walk down the street in any direction," A9 Chief Udi Manber said in an interview. "This is a way to see the yellow pages, not just read them."

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To accomplish this feat, the company has sent a handful of vans onto the streets of America, touring around with digital video cameras strapped to their rooftops. The cameras are synchronized to a global positioning system (GPS) receiver so that A9 can map local addresses to their images once recorded onto a computer hard drive. Its has proprietary software to further map some images with addresses because GPS can be inexact.

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A9, which took the wraps off its personalized search engine in September, is a dark horse in a cutthroat race to dominate Web search. Google, Yahoo and Microsoft are the leading contenders in the marketplace and are continually adding new search innovations for the desktop, video and local businesses. While still only four months old, A9 can't be counted out, however, with the powerful muscle of its parent company.

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  • Enllaç a l'A9: A9.com.
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    Una passejada pels carrers de Nova York..
    (Anònim)  27/01/05 (14:03)
    Com a pàgines grogues no sé, no acostumo a anar de compres pels EUA, però resulta molt agradable fer una passejada per els carrers de Nova York, per exemple. Et situes a un lloc de la ciutat (buscant un comerç, una adreça, o fent clic aleatòriament al mapa) i pots anar passejant-te cap a la dreta o l’esquerra sense perdre’t cap detall del carrer, talment com si hi estessis passejant. Veus gent caminant, fent footing, escoltant música, graffitis, un gos, carrerons, cotxes, o una furgoneta mal aparcada que amaga la tenda del darrera (aquests poden reclamar o què?).
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