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Google Maps will soon give you better recommendations

By TechCrunch

Google will soon launch a new version of Google Maps that will give you more personalized recommendations than before. Google has long worked to make Maps seem more personalized, but since Maps isRead full story

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  • > Over the course of the last few years, reviews in Google Maps have also become increasingly important. But what does a four-star review really mean? So going forward, Google Maps will take those reviews and mash them up with what it knows about you to give you a more personalized score based on your context and interests.

    Interesting. I agree the ratings doesn't mean comparing to some real friend suggestions. Jump to conclusions too quickly, some social network connections can be used for this

    > Over the course of the last few years, reviews in Google Maps have also become increasingly important. But what does a four-star review really mean? So going forward, Google Maps will take those reviews and mash them up with what it knows about you to give you a more personalized score based on your context and interests.

    Interesting. I agree the ratings doesn't mean comparing to some real friend suggestions. Jump to conclusions too quickly, some social network connections can be used for this purpose. But Google will use our personal data, relatively big data, to understand your context. Is it because Google plus doesn't enough data, or do they want to try new algorithm...?

  • I just want to get to the arena in that other town where my son has to play hockey in an hour. It can’t even do that reliably.

    I don’t need it to take me to the place that paid more for me to see that it exists. I’m busy. Who are these people?!?

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