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On­go­ing up­dates on the tech sto­ries that will not go gen­tly

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Google Maps to get high-res up­grade

Then: Back in June Google bought Sky­box Imag­ing’s fleet of 24 hi-res or­bit­ing satel­lites for a cool US$500 mil­lion. Now: The US Govern­ment has lifted re­stric­tions on satel­lite im­ages where de­tails smaller than 50cm are vis­i­ble. Ex­tremely de­tailed map­ping is go!

Tesla ac­cel­er­ates the fu­ture of the e-car

Then: Elon Musk’s elec­tric car firm sold 22,500 of its Model S cars in 2013, but green mo­tor­ing progress is not swift enough for the tech en­tre­pre­neur… Now: Tesla has con­firmed that it won’t press le­gal pro­ceed­ings against any­one that in­fringes its patents, in good faith. Gen­er­ous.

Face­book ads to be­come more tar­geted

Then: As of June last year over one mil­lion ad­ver­tis­ers were us­ing Face­book as a way to get your valu­able at­ten­tion. Now: The so­cial net­work will be­gin us­ing app and web­site data to sell di­rect tar­geted ad­verts very soon. Of course, you can opt out or choose to re­move any brands.

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