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Google Maps Negotiates With Data Suppliers

Mike Blumenthal confirmed that  ( is no longer Google's primary data source for business listings in Canada. He believes this has led to new terms in many countries -- which would mean that Google now owns, rather than licenses, their business listing data. Apparently, in the fall of 2013, Google began renegotiated terms to purchase data instead of licensing data. Some of their partners did not agree to those terms and left the program. Blumenthal explains.

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