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Here's Google geonews not already covered.
There's the announcement of data for a dozen new Street View cities in the U.S..
Google had a data update this month including new high resolution imagery (go here for the answers to the usual riddles and full list of affected areas).
Google announced a static map API: "[...] the Static Maps API embeds a static snapshot. The snapshot map loads fast, making it ideal for content-heavy and multimedia-rich pages."
Google also informs us about the South China Sea Project, providing environmental information in this area of the world.
They also offer a new tutorial on how to use the collaboration capabilities of Google Our Maps.
For your curiosity, Google Earth has been downloaded 350 million times and is available in 13 languages.
And while we're at it, there's two new games out there, the first is a World of Warcraft-like beta game played in Google Earth (via GEB), the second one is a point-and-bomb type named Covert Warfare (via OE).