Google to ban cryptocurrency ads, and a new Raspberry Pi board arrivesToday's major tech stories include Google's banning of cryptocurrency ads starting in June, Google's Map data being opened up and offered for use to game developers and a new Raspberry Pi board with updated processing and wireless networking improvements.
This is Cnet and here are the stories that matter right now. Google is banning any advertisements for cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings, exchanges and other related contents starting in June. The ban comes as major media companies are dealing with fraudulent activity and illegal transactions that have flooded the cryptocurrency space. Facebook also recently took similar action. In other news Google is opening up the company's map data so that developers can utilize the information for corperationing games. The software will allow for map data to be imported in to the Unity game engine and augmented reality platforms as well. Until now developers had to code work arounds for access. And finally the Rasperry Pi foundation has updated its super popular DIY computer board. The B plus rocks a 1.4 gigahertz quad core processor and dual band 2.4 and 5 gigahertz wireless connectivity The latest board also now supports the power over Ethernet standard, all while keeping the same dimension size as previous iterations. You can stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNet Tech Today app in the Apple or Google Play store.