Serious, Joking

Google opening up the APIs for maps and making them available for commercial use shows they are serious when it comes to maps. Reserving the right to add ads to the maps is seriously ingenious.

Yahoo building out a stable of web services which forbid commercial usage show they are seriously joking.

Can you guess which jokers are offering a $5,000 prize for building an app with their webservices, and which one is going to have about 5,000 new apps built in the next few weeks.

And that giant sucking sound? It’s the noise of Microsoft’s MapPoint customers dropping the pay-per-use MapPoint web service and switching to Google’s free for all API.

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