Did Bret Taylor really invent Google Maps according to what Sam Altman said?

– Xochielt Sanchez

Answer by Paul Buchheit:

"Invent" is an imprecise word for product creation. Google Maps started life as "Where 2 Technologies", a startup that Google acquired in 2004. However, their product was a actually a Windows desktop app (remember those?). Bret was the first PM on the project at Google, and helped transform their mapping technology into the Javascript based web app that we all know as Google Maps. In my mind at least, the product was essentially reborn at Google with three founders: Lars and Jens Rasmussen, and Bret.

Did Bret Taylor really invent Google Maps according to what Sam Altman said?

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