Feeds

Bing Maps COCKUP: Oracle UK HQ is 'Elvis Impersonators' joint

Also describes Microsoft base as 'Thames Valley Nursery'

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

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. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Why has the web gone to hell? Market chaos and HUMAN NATURE
Tim Berners-Lee isn't happy, but we should be
Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies
You can try turning them off and on again
Microsoft boots 1,500 dodgy apps from the Windows Store
DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! Naughty, misleading developers!
'Stop dissing Google or quit': OK, I quit, says Code Club co-founder
And now a message from our sponsors: 'STFU or else'
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Uber, Lyft and cutting corners: The true face of the Sharing Economy
Casual labour and tired ideas = not really web-tastic
Linux turns 23 and Linus Torvalds celebrates as only he can
No, not with swearing, but by controlling the release cycle
prev story

Whitepapers

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup
Learn why inSync received the highest overall rating from Druva and is the top choice for the mobile workforce.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.