John Murrell

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Google Places a Bigger Bet on Local Business Guide

Google updated its Maps for mobile application today with a feature providing quick, location-based access to Places, its listing of local businesses and customer reviews. The move is a further foray into the territory of Yelp, which turned down a reported $500 million buyout bid from the search giant, and in an amusing twist, many of the reviews appearing in the Places directory are scraped straight off of Yelp.