TechCrunch on Mapping Services – Yahoo “by far the best”

Ok, a little shameless high-fiving all around for the folks behind Yahoo Maps. Here’s Frank Gruber on TechCrunch after comparing Ask, Google, Mapquest, Windows Live, and Yahoo: Its fast Flash interface, multipoint directions, live traffic information, and easy send-to-mobile feature…

Russell Beattie has his Tivo streaming to his cellphone and says, “who needs Location Free TV or a Slingbox if you have a TiVo sitting there already? And all those $5 a month video plans? Forget it. This is awesome…

I attended the HBSTech event on the Evolution and Future of Micropayments last evening in Mountain View.

Presenting were:

  • Preston Roper, VP of Marketing, BitPass
  • James Hall, co-founder of FTVentures, a fund with deep experience in micropayments 
  • Peter Ashley, Director of Merchant Services, PayPal
  • KC George, Manager of Product Innovation & Coordination, Visa USA

The session was not as interactive as I’ve become used to when attending other tech events in the Valley and was more of a "hold your questions until we’re done" affair but it still was very informative with lots of juicy snippets after the jump.