Microsoft's secret weapon against Google Maps -- open source

Posted by Fettoosh on Mar 28, 2012 3:04 AM EDT
Computerworld; By Preston Gralla
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One of the many areas where Google is far ahead of Microsoft is mapping, with Google Maps by far the dominant map service on the Internet. Microsoft is employing an under-the-radar approach to fighting back, lending big support and big dollars to the open source map project OpenStreetMap. It looks as if the tactic is starting to pay off.

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