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Google acquires Frommer’s travel guide business

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This week Google announced its intent to purchase the Frommer’s travel guide business from John Wiley & Sons. Founded in 1957, Frommer’s rose to prominence with books such as Europe on $5 a Day and quickly expanded to include over 350 different guide books to destinations around the globe. The move is the latest [...]

Apple Maps– a new twist on a familiar concept

Apple is a company that is known for both its product design innovations as well as their fierce customer loyalty. At the 2012 WWDC amidst a bevy of other features, the Cupertino-based company announced the launch of Apple Maps—a proprietary service that would replace Google as the map data provider for Apple devices.

Since [...]

Google+ Local webinar is now online!

If you missed Tuesday’s informative webinar: The Launch of Google+ Local and What It Means for Businesses and wished to attend, you’re in luck!

The entire webinar, including questions submitted during the presentation, is now available for viewing online. Hear what Interactive Directors Steve Jurken & Gary Richmond have to say about the new [...]

Google unveils Google+ Local

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Yesterday, Google launched Google+ Local—a brand new feature on the Google+ social platform which incorporates local data into the user experience. Billed as “a simple way to discover and share local information and recommendations from people you trust”, the new service incorporates Zagat scores, reviews from Google Places page, Google Maps, and even [...]