Google, Twitter, Maps, More: Evening Buzz, December 17, 2012

Google Maps for iOS is finally available!

Speaking of software releases, WordPress 3.5 is now available.

Congratulations to Akismet on crushing sixty billion spam comments.

Wondering why GMail went down the other day? Here’s a post-mortem.

More Google: TheNextWeb is reporting that Google is testing a flight explorer tool. “Unlike Google Flights, which launched in September 2011, Flight Explorer appears to be much more customizable. Not only does it let you easily modify your trip length on the left-hand side, but the top bar is full of options: stops, airline, duration, outbound time, and return time.”

Even more Google: it has announced its winter housecleaning, where it gets rid of underperforming/unpopular features and properties. Nothing earthshattering here.

I don’t know if this is a new archive, but it’s interesting: the first maps of Michigan.

Yahoo is teaming up with AVG for secure search.

PC World looks at 5 PC automation tools.

This is somewhat off ResearchBuzz, but I thought it was fascinating that this is now a viable metric: there’s going to be a Nielsen Twitter TV Rating starting next year. “The Nielsen Twitter TV Rating will enhance the social TV analytics and metrics available today from SocialGuide by adding the first-ever measurement of the total audience for social TV activity – both those participating in the conversation and those who were exposed to the activity –providing the precise size of the audience and effect of social TV to TV programming.”

More Twitter: do tweets need a credibility rating?

Newtown, my heart is with you. Good evening, Internet…

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