Desktop app Google Earth has seen an update to its New York 3D buildings, Frank Taylor of the Google Earth Blog reports. Frank compares what the scenery looked like in January 2007 vs today.
You can also open Street View imagery within Earth these days, like you can in web-based sibling Google Maps (the distinction between Google Earth is further blurred by the fact that Maps received a more Earth-like interface recently, and that Google Earth is also available as a browser plug-in by now).
In other recent news, Google discontinued Google Earth Plus, which had cost $20 per year. Still available are the free version as well Google Earth Advanced (it costs $400, and lets you export movies) and Google Earth Enterprise.