Things You Can’t Do with Google Street View
Google put the kibosh on the Dutch advertising firm Pool Worldwide when it tried to create a first person shooter out of Street View.
Via Singularity Hub:
The website was more of a self-promotion gimmick than an attempt at making a poor man’s Call of Duty. But Google moved in quickly and disarmed the company, citing a terms of service violation and blocking the company’s access to Google Maps. Pool Worldwide, however, might just be thinking mission accomplished. The game was only up from Friday through late Monday night but peak traffic on the site saw about 3,000 visitors per minute. That’s some viral advertising.
Image: Video still from the game’s teaser.