What happened next?
Ongoing updates on the tech stories that will not go gently
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.