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Also describes Microsoft base as 'Thames Valley Nursery'

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Microsoft have matched Apple in the cartographic cockup stakes after a series of risible errors on Bing Maps.

A Reg reader wrote in to tell us that Oracle's UK HQ had been labelled "Elvis Impersonators UK & Worldwide".

Microsoft's own UK base was dubbed "Thames Valley Park Nursery".

Reader Martin wrote in with the tip.

He said: "It's not as topical as it might have been a year ago, but it seems like Apple maps are not the only ones to make comical mistakes.

"Bing maps seems to have some poorly written code for putting businesses on their map. Or perhaps they just have a good sense of humour."

Have you spotted any Bing howlers? Tell us in the comments – you know you want to. ®

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