PR Newswire: Getty Images acquires world leader in cycling photography TDWsport (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Getty Images acquires world leader in cycling photography TDWsport (PRESS RELEASE). “Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, today announces it has acquired TDWsport, the world’s leading cycling photography business and archive. As part of the deal, Tim de Waele – owner of TDWsport and a 27-year veteran in the industry – has joined Getty Images as a staff photographer to lead the company’s cycling coverage.”

The Guardian: Google Maps must improve if it wants cyclists to use it

The Guardian: Google Maps must improve if it wants cyclists to use it. “Google Maps added a directions function for cyclists in 2010 in the US and Canada, and two years later across Europe. And while there are dozens of other apps now offering a similar service, Google Maps is the default for many. But the app seems to be falling behind expectations.”

Google Blog: Keep up with the Tour—or create your own—with Search and Maps

Google Blog: Keep up with the Tour—or create your own—with Search and Maps. “Now globally on the Google app for Android and iOS and the mobile web, when you search for Tour de France (or a similar query) on Google, you’ll see detailed information about the race and athletes as well as see the latest news stories. Most notably, you’ll also see the current standings of the race, which show jersey holders along with stage-by-stage results. As an added bonus, you’ll also have access to real-time update posts from the Tour de France directly in the search results.”

The Diaries And Photographs of a 19th Century Female Cycling Enthusiast

The University of Rochester is launched a site with the digitized diaries of a 19th century female cycling enthusiast. “Layered with original photographs, fabric swatches, correspondence, and other ephemera, the diaries, as the site notes, illustrate ‘the life of a single working woman set free by the bicycle and enlivened by friendships, the Kodak, the theatre, and a connection with the natural world.’ [May] Bragdon’s orbit included a constellation of family, coworkers, and friends, as well as obscure and well-known people. An avid cyclist and amateur photographer, Bragdon (1865-1947) cycled up to 13 miles a day. Her diaries contain dozens of photos that document Rochester’s active biking community at the turn of the 20th century.”