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Google Street View Is Going Inside Buildings

Google Street View is a magical realm of accidental crimes in progress, fires and other assorted serendipitous fun. Now, you’ll be able to scroll around the inside of businesses! Which is cool — but here’s how it could be cooler.

Businesses Have To Fight To Stay Open On Google

You’re a coffeeshop barista, and today you’re ready for the rush. Apron on, you open the doors to welcome the deluge of customers. Except today, it’s a trickle. But why? Maybe because Google says you’ve gone out of business.

Why I'm Stoked That Yelp Is Coming To Australia

I’m glad to be back home in Sydney, but Yelp is one of the few things that I still miss from living in the States. The restaurant tips site morphed into a feature-packed, heavily trafficked business review app for phones — and seriously craps on anything we’ve got here: I’m looking at you Google Places and TrueLocal. So we’re ripe for Yelp’s picking as they team up with Telstra-Sensis-Yellow Pages to open doors in Oz.

Google Is Streamlining Google Places And Maps With My Places

Up to now, Google users have been able to manage their favourite places and personal maps with a few Google apps. Still, keeping track of them was a little disjointed. Now, Google is making the process simpler with My Places.

Google Places For iPhone

Google’s library of data is immense, sometimes dauntingly so. The new Google Places iPhone app is an elegant entry point into one particularly dark and disorganized fold of Google’s mega-brain: their restaurant, bar, and venue listings.

Google Place Search Organises Local Search Results Better

After a brief play, Place Search looks like something I’ll be using a lot. It grabs all local services and venues when a search request is made (such as “Sydney gyms”), displaying all relevant info on the first page.

Google Maps For Android 4.4 Update Adds Places Feature

The newest update for Android’s Google Maps app offers a dedicated Places icon for location-based business searches. Places can be opened discretely from the app launcher, offering you the same information on neighbourhood establishments found via the browser-based version. [Google Mobile Blog via All Things D]

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