Foursquare has made a great change. They’re moving from Google Maps to Open Street Maps.
This is not only a simple map change. Google Maps and Open Street Maps they both have different approaches.
While Google is a Foursquare has choose Open Street Map because:
It’s a crowd-sourced global atlas, and it’s kind of amazing! It’s like Wikipedia for geography.) We love the idea of open data, and were happy to try it out. (Source)
Now, my two cents; is it going to penalize Foursquare in any particular way from Google’s point of view?
in my opinion first video has a very TRON look alike, anybody feels the same way?
both videos are targeting on iPad has a competitor, what does it means? iPad is, yet, a reference and being a reference does not mean you’re the first one in everything, it means everybody tries to define their position using iPad as a reference position
what means iPad is yet the reference? they’re, yet, one step ahead.
Why so many yets in my questions? Because yet, emphasize Google is improving very very fast Android, just have a look on those videos.
Google has an incredible chance by using its services (Gmail, Store, Books, Reader, Chrome, and obviously the search engine), who has anything similar?
So, yet iPad has an advantage, and Apple has an incredible value as a mark but Android is moving faster and probably better. Apple has strongs features; integration, no fragmentation… but that would material for another post. The fact is that there’s a competition for the tablet market, with two majors players, by the way, the same game is starting on TV, with the same players with their own platforms.