Small Business Show with Gabriela Avram of 3D Camp

Gabriela AvramGabriela Avram is a lecturer in Digital Media at the University of Limerick, and one of the organisers of 3D Camp, which will be held on May 26th.  3D camp, she explains, is about how we interact with computers in the physical world and will cover topics such as mobile computing, augmented reality, geocaching and DIY Synthetic Biology!  It’s an informal conference on the ‘Barcamp‘ model, so it’s not only free to attend but participants are invited to shape the agenda, contribute and speak.

Also discussed in this week’s business news: Athlone’s planned Chinese exhibition centre; the latest data on new company registrations; free WiFi is launched in Clonmel; and Google bring Streetview indoors.

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Google Launches Business Street View

Google’s Business Photos Program has gone live in Europe, which gives businesses the ability for Google Maps Street View users to see inside their premises with 360-degree photography.

Google is inviting businesses to take part using one of its third-party photographers with the business paying the photographer for the service.

Google is also looking for third-party photographers to sign up for the programme.

The service has launched today in Ireland and the Netherlands. As well as the US, it is already live in France, the UK, New Zealand and Australia.

Google has been testing and developing the Business Photos program, which gives users a virtual peek inside businesses through interactive 360-degree imagery.

Just like with Street View, the indoor view of businesses is intuitive to use and users can zoom in on items and look up and down.