Google’s IRL /”Places/” tech – a radio-tagged sticker that you can scan with a compatible phone for venue deals and info – is spreading. And that’s a great thing! The big push is hitting Austin, Portland, Las Vegas, Madison, and Charlotte, North Carolina.
What will the first official use be for the near-field communication tech found in Google’s new Nexus S phone? It will provide a quick way to rate restaurants and businesses in the Portland, OR area using their new Hotpot engine.
Now it’s not just Yanks and the Japanese who can update their location on Facebook. From today, the UK can access the opt-out service too. This is yet another reason for those fighty Brits to get up-in-arms about their online privacy.