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Late News: Google Maps 3D Buildings, Huddle Gets UK Government Contract, 20 Million Users on Google+

Google has updated its Google Maps for Android app with 3D images of buildings in major European cities like London and Barcelona. The company had bought 3D maps to Google Maps for Android back in December 2010. However, at that time, only a small number of American cities were a part of the functionality.

Collaborative cloud computing service provider Huddle has been awarded the contract to offer the UK public servants a system for accessing classified and restricted documents on the cloud. Huddle, along with ICT security services provider FCO, has launched Huddle IL3, a public cloud computing system that will be used by government employees to access and work on restricted documents. UK public servants will be the first in the world to access restricted documents on the cloud.

Software giant Microsoft has brought out a demo video for the People Hub feature which will accompany the Windows Phone Mango platform. Microsoft is expected to release the updated Windows Phone 7 OS sometime in September, although no fixed date is in sight as of now.

Google’s new social networking platform Google+ is on the verge of breaching the 20 million users mark merely three weeks after its launch. Paul Allen, of, who has been tracking the growth of Google+ members since its launch, informed that as of last Monday, there were 18 million users on Google+ and the number was increasing by 750,000 users every day.

Conrad Wolfram has launched a new document format, which he claims is as interactive as an application; in contrast to the present "flat, lifeless, inactive" online documents. According to tech website The Next Web, Conrad Wolfram, the man behind Wolfram Research has launched a new format for documents with the hope that his product will change the shape of documents across the world.

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