Google Earth’s Deep Dive

Google trotted out some eclectic star power Feb. 2 to show a new version of Google Earth that spotlights the world’s oceans. At an event at the California Academy of Sciences museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, Google CEO Eric Schmidt and executives Marissa Mayer and John Hanke shared a stage with Al Gore, who gave a lesson on glacial retreat; Jimmy Buffett, who serenaded the press corps; and oceanographer Sylvia Earle, whose prodding led to the software’s development.

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