Google Maps has an Interesting Easter Egg

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Do you think Google was behind this?

  1. Yes. Google is being super childish and undermining Apple Watch Sales

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  2. Yes, but it might have been a disgruntled employee/fan that was hating on Apple.

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  3. No. It is as they say an exploit of Map Maker

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  4. No, but they are going to take their sweet time taking it down.

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  1. thunderbolt_nick

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    Well it looks like all the Apple news has sent the flames of someone to post this particular image to Google maps. Bloggers and Journalists from around the net are calling this 'childish' and 'unbecoming' of Google to do something like this on release of the Apple Watch and is a meager attempt to attack Apple.

    The location can be found here: Google Maps.

    Current Speculation: This was an exploit of Google's Map Maker as confirmed by a Google Representative. Google is working to fix this issue as soon as possible.

    Guess we can all have a little chuckle as everyone parades around in their Apple Watches today. I don't believe Google had anything to do with it and it is as they say: an exploit they overlooked. Regardless, I have a feeling this is going to be another way for others to claim Google is some sort of 'evil conglomerate' and act like children themselves. Although, I am no expert of this Map Maker feature Google is claiming was exploited, but I know how user-created content can get out of control.

    Source: Mashable
     
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    On one hand I find it to be on the childish side and on the other hand it makes me chuckle.

    Is it a testament to today's day and age with all that it entails?
     
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    I seriously doubt Google as a company is behind this. It was either an exploit through Map Maker or a Google employee acting on their own to do something he/she found funny. I wouldn't expect it to be there much longer.
     
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    May be childish, but it's funny. I think it'll be taken down fairly quickly. And no way Google was behind this, they would hide an easter egg in Maps, but I'm sure it'd be a bit classier than this.
     
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    That's my take on this. I haven't really heard of Google doing anything like this previously. Heck, Apple doesn't even do this kind of thing to Google so they really have no reason to. I think it's a case of, "Lets all point the blame at someone to get clicks."