MapBox, builder of open source tools for map creation, has just won more than half a million dollars to focus it's development efforts on the OpenStreetMap project. This is a big win for the mapping community because this grant will further the development of the community at OpenStreetMap as well as strengthen the open source toolset that the MapBox team has been creating. This funding might also serve as a confidence boost for MapBox API consumers.
After much anticipation from the Mac community (both users and developers), Google has released the Mac version of its Google Earth Browser Plugin. As with the Windows-only previous release, the plugin allows users to view Google Earth within their web browser.