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Google for Entrepreneurs Partners with UP to Reach 1,000 Cities by 2016

Today, we are proud to announce that Google for Entrepreneurs, our longstanding partner in creating a more entrepreneurial world, has partnered to double the UP impact and expand into over 1,000 cities globally by 2016. This partnership will bring assistance to hundreds of thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs. The UP platform will continue to develop, offering […]

Have a great tech idea? The Umbono program will help transform your vision into a business. Your idea – probably web or mobile deployed – is exciting on many levels: for your future users, potential investors, and for the people on your team building it. The Program 6 Months The Umbono program lasts for 6 […]

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Google’s Interactivism is back with all new partners and a new challenge for you. Google and FutureGov have joined forces with practical think tank, the RSA and some brilliant young people from the South London youth communications agency, Livity. For round two, Interactivism: Young People’s Hack Weekend is all about finding a NEET solution (pun […]

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Good bye, Google Maps… thanks for all the fish TL;DR: We at StreetEasy decided to build our own maps using, among other tools, OpenStreetMap, TileMill, MapBox and Leaflet, instead of paying hundreds of thousands of dollars per year to Google. And yes, the money pushed us into doing it, but we’re happier with the result […]

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A World Bank representative will meet with global transparency advocates and digital mapmakers to discuss a controversial geodata deal with Google it announced in mid-January, according to an official at the bank. Aleem Walji, practice manager of the World Bank’s innovation practice, said Thursday that he would be sitting down with people from Global Integrity, the […]

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