Bret Taylor
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"Bret Taylor" is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur. He was the co-creator of Google Maps and the Google Maps API. Taylor left Google in June 2007 to join venture capital firm Benchmark Capital as an entrepreneur-in-residence, where he and Jim Norris, another former Google employee, created the social network web site FriendFeed.{{cite news

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People wanted mapping to be more integrated in their search. This really changes the local search paradigm.

Our long-term goal is to have our product give directions that are as good as the taxi driver. Certainly it's not there yet.

It is a good start. Last year at this tournament we went 6-2 and went three games with everybody. This year we went two games with everybody.

It felt pretty good to beat the team that finished up second last year. It was a good opportunity to play a lot of people.

Ajax cannot do everything. Web applications have a way to go.

People feel there is a witch hunt going on [with code enforcement]. My heart is with the Guatemalan people first and the landlords second.