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    Introducing Google Business Photos and the Buddy Cup

    Posted: 05/01/2013 Author Amber

    One of my duties as an intern is updating the Metropolis team on the latest buzz and trends in this ever-changing digital world - keeping everyone ‘in the know.’ This week I stumbled across these two great finds that I couldn’t help but share:

    By now, everyone knows about Google Street View, which gives us the ability to view places and roadways through a 360-degree panoramic imagery view. Google Business Photos now brings us the power to step inside businesses and get a tour with the same awesome 360-degree view. But some companies had a little too much fun with the ability to give viewers a tour of their place and staged shocking and confusing scenes to be photographed. Check out what this British creative agency called Ideas By Music did: http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/man-killed-and-stuffed-down-toilet-ad-agency-google-photos-suggest-149052. Creepy right?

    Dreams just came true for Facebook users who wanted an easier way to up their friend count while out at the bar. Budweiser Brazil recently introduced its Buddy Cup, a cup with a built-in chip that connects to your Facebook profile and sends a friend request to that person you toast and clink cups with. So now it’s even easier for random strangers to gain access to your Facebook life! But don’t fret, this hasn’t made its way overseas to the U.S. just yet.
    Read more about the Buddy Cup here: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2013/04/budweisers-buddy-cup-bump-beers-become-buds-on-facebook/