Map Wars Microsoft 'Streetside' to Compete with Google in Germany

Following on the heels of Google's Streetview launch in Germany, Microsoft says it plans to add a similar service to its popular Bing Maps service. The company is also trying to avoid the privacy issues and public debates that contributed to delays in the introduction of Google's pioneering service.
An image of a Brooklyn from the Bing Maps Streetside service. Microsoft plans to introduce its Streetview competitor in Germany this summer.

An image of a Brooklyn from the Bing Maps Streetside service. Microsoft plans to introduce its Streetview competitor in Germany this summer.

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