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saurik 575 days ago | link | parent

Yeah. Google did their street view project in 2007, but A9 launched it in 2005.

http://news.cnet.com/2100-1032_3-5833916.html

"Amazon A9 takes it to the streets"

> The company's A9 search subsidiary is expected on Tuesday to launch a beta of A9.com Maps, which lets people see street-level photos of addresses and get driving directions.

In fact, Google's Street View was apparently launched a week after A9 shut down. ;P

http://appscout.pcmag.com/web-browsers/277151-r-i-p-a9-maps-...

"R.I.P. A9 Maps; We Hardly Knew Ye"

> The schtick behind A9's take was to have vehicles driving around taking pictures of both sides of every major city street in the US. It looked promising (if a bit invasive), search for some business or other address and even get a photo of what the storefront looked like.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Street_View

> It was launched on May 25, 2007, in several cities in the United States, and has since expanded to include cities and rural areas worldwide.




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