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Bing Maps Preview is Microsoft's answer to Google Earth

Mark Hachman | Dec. 6, 2013
Microsoft debuted a true analogue to Google Earth on Thursday, launching a Bing Maps Preview app for Windows 8.1 that moves Maps into true 3D.

The new Bing Maps Preview also has a "street view" analogue to what Google offers, which can be accessed by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. When you do so, you can also reveal local traffic conditions, which can be saved as a live tile for a quick check, say, before heading home from work. The latter scenario probably justifies the update—-although Google Now and other Android-specific services will also flag you with traffic updates to plot your commute, as well.

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