January 27, 2005

A9's Yellow Pages: CityBlock, Anyone?

Lots of blog chatter this week about Amazon/A9's new yellow pages project which includes photos of storefronts.

I've seen no mention of the Google-funded CityBlock project at Stanford University's Computer Graphics Laboratory. Here's a link to a 2004 IEEE paper (including a video) about the project.

I wonder if A9, located near Stanford and Google, and a partner of Google, was aware of the CityBlock project? I wonder if any of the CityBlock project people are now working at A9?

UPDATE: Some other interesting projects:

Posted by brian at January 27, 2005 11:58 AM
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