It’s always fun when Google releases new “answers” like the local Answer Box to see them going wrong. It shows the limits of the current technology and gives some idea how it works.
Leave it to Phil Rozek to find an unusual example of it not working quite right and have it give an answer to questions we never had. What a guy won’t do for a link. You’d think he had studied at the feet of Andrew Shotland.
Sebastien Socha also found this interesting example of a location answer where Google is showing the local carousel rather than the pack on a request for Momofuku locations (location set to New York, NY) when there are multiples.
Whoah.. and this answer box on the search gallery furniture owner (location set to Houston, Tx) while not strictly a local address answer box demonstrates the exactly how far Google will go on this answering thing. Can we ask for just a little privacy please?"Local Answer Box: A Work in Progress or TMI?", Local Answer Box: A Work in Progress or TMI? by Mike Blumenthal