Google Earth has released an update, in essence, jazzier and more hi-res, with a better UI. Or some such. But this bit particularly caught my eye:
"Google is trying to make all these tools more accessible to ordinary people and get them engaged in content," Greg Sterling of Sterling Market Intelligence said, adding that "the idea of a geobrowser is fascinating, as is the eventual merger of gaming and mapping."
Now, if only they'd make an actual announcement on a partnership between gaming and mapping. Really - can you imagine a MMOG that had the earth as the default map?
The mind boggles.