It is fascinating to me to see the emergence of local search & local mobile to be appearing so prominently in the mainstream press. In today’s online edition of the NY Times, the following three headlines from the technology section were featured on the front page:
A Web Tour Will Show Stores From the Inside Out
The Web site EveryScape.com lets a viewer take a realistic tour like the one of Cambridge, Mass., above. Soon, it will go inside to show store interiors, like the Harvard Coop, below.
A new three-dimensional promotional tool will allow Web surfers to venture down streets and inside some local businesses.
The wireless communications business smacks of a soap opera, with disaster lurking like your next dropped call.
E-commerce purchases are expected to grow a healthy but unspectacular 17 to 20 percent this holiday season over last yearâ€™s. But the Webâ€™s influence over what people buy could be growing even faster.