On the heels of Bing announcing that it will be powering Facebook Places, Google has come out unveiling that it has more monthly users than many countries have citizens!
Almost five years ago, we launchedÂ Google Maps for mobile to help you get where you needed to go from your phone instead of a paper map. Today, more than 100 million people a month are now using Google Maps for mobile to get from point A to point B, find nearby places, and more. […]
With recent additions such as Place Pages, you can now pick a nearby place by browsing information such as opening hours and review snippets for the places around you. Itâ€™s easier than ever to find those places withÂ Search by voice or theÂ new Places icon on Android. With this latest Android version, weâ€™re happy to see that youâ€™re now searching for places almost three times as often, doubling how many Place Pages are seen a day. (Google Mobile Blog)
Its currently unclear how many users Bing! (or even Mapquest) have in the mobile sphere, although it would be safe to bet that their combined numbers do not even approach Google Map’s latest stats (at least on a monthly basis).
Although Facebook Places could help Bing overthrow Google’s mobile crown (by utilizing the social networks 500 million plus users), Bing will have to embrace the rest of the planet as their “America only” policy willÂ guaranteeÂ Google’s success at Microsoft’s expense.