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Google Places for iOS

Google Places for iOS

Earlier this week Google announced the availability of their popular Android application “Places” for iOS devices.  The app will allow users to quickly locate businesses within their current proximity. One notable feature, dubbed HotPot, enables users to “add friends to the mix and quickly rate all the places” they already know.  Once they’ve added friends, they will also be able to view their friends feedback on businesses (in addition to the standard user / Web ratings).

The app is currently only […]

Jan 14th, 2011Comments Off on Google Places for iOS
Google’s Tools for Online Success

Google’s Tools for Online Success

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) and Google have teamed up to provide resources and tools that “help small businesses learn how to succeed online.”  Below is a sample video description of the features directly from Google. Be sure to checkout this new resource today at http://www.google.com/help/places/partners/sba/index.html!  (via Google)

Establish an online presence: As more and more people get online to find information and local searches grow, an online presence is increasingly important for a small business. For […]

Aug 22nd, 2010Comments Off on Google’s Tools for Online Success
Google Launches Google Places

Google Launches Google Places

Google updated their Local Business Center to the new Google Places on April 20th.  Place Pages will “connect people to information from the the best sources across the web, displaying photos, reviews and essential facts, as well as real-time updates and offers from business owners,” stated John Hanke, VP Google Maps, Earth and Local.

Businesses can claim their Place Page on Google through the Local Business Center; where more than 4 million businesses have already staked their claim.  After logging in, […]

Apr 23rd, 2010Comments Off on Google Launches Google Places