Google Resurrects An 8 Year Old Idea

Google Resurrects An 8 Year Old Idea

Think back to 2009. Smartphones were in their infancy and Facebook was still privately held. Google introduced an app called Latitude that allowed users to share their current location with their friends. To put the timeline in perspective, the app originally ran on Blackberry phones only. Not surprisingly, Latitude faced a bevy of privacy concerns and was sunset almost as quickly as it arrived. This week, Google added a location sharing feature to their popular Maps smartphone app that serves the same functionality. Has the world changed so much in 8 years that what used to be a privacy concern is now a feature… I guess so. icon wink Google Resurrects An 8 Year Old Idea

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