This happened in Texas – when the owner of a house, 7601 Cousteau Drive in Rowlett which had been damaged by a tornado, hired a demolition company to tear it down. Apparently, the company demolished the wrong house – a similar duplex located in 7601 Calypso Drive which had also been damaged by the same tornado.
When an employee of the demolition company, having been asked by the owner of the wrong house to explain the situation, justified the action with a Google Maps screenshot indicating the position of the house that they had been requested to demolish. So far this demolition company have not chosen to clarify or apologize for the error.
The truth is that the Google Maps tool can be very useful and interesting when used in your daily life, but where is the line that will makes us stop trusting this technology, when an error caused by it can have such disastrous consequences?
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The book that many people were waiting for has already gone on sale. Sprint is a mini-guide in which Google Ventures shows how to boost start-ups. helping them through this book to achieve their goals addressing issues such as design, prototyping, customers, strategy, innovation, thinking and teamwork.
For a price of £12.65 you can read and learn about how other companies have achieved their objectives. They also address that these techniques are applicable for any team size and also any kind of idea no matter how small it is.
The book is written by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky and Braden Kowitz, three Google Ventures partners.
Via: TNW News
Google is considering not shipping CSS Regions in its popular Chrome web browser. The CSS Regions specification is intended to allow developers to more easily create rich, magazine style layouts on the web.
Chrome engineers have said that code required to implement CSS Regions is too complex and will hinder Googles goals of improving Blink’s (Google Chrome’s rendering engine) performance particularly on mobile devices.
Adobe who worked heavily on the CSS Regions specification and code argues a lot of the work done for Regions is also necessary for other proposed CSS features, and has offered to work with Google to improve the performance of the CSS Regions code in Blink.
Google however is prepared to compromise these features in the name of performance on mobile devices. Developer Adam Barth said “it’s a cost we’re willing to accept in order to focus on achieving other goals.” As Eric wrote, “focusing on mobile performance means not doing other things, and we’re choosing to improve mobile performance”.