• http://This1That1Whatever.com/ David Wong

    Street view is the feature I use the most when I go to Google maps.

  • http://twitter.com/darrinlim Darrin Lim

    Big whoop for those of us in countries where Yelp doesn’t operate.

  • http://twitter.com/DavidJo45324615 David Johnstone

    Great news for everyone apart from Google. We need more competition and here we have it. Google’s stock is down $11 today – no surprise. 

  • http://twitter.com/gsterling Greg Sterling

     There are numerous data providers around the world. Yelp is just one of them.

  • http://www.richardrazo.com/ Richard Razo

    I wonder if our itunes account will act like the account to list one’s business?

  • http://twitter.com/darrinlim Darrin Lim

    Sure, but will Apple bother making deals with providers in every country? More likely they’ll do deals in big markets and forget the rest.

  • Alan

    I am really hoping that Apple brings some serious competition to Google in the search world! I am starting to get pretty sick of the monopoly. Google has been attacking Facebook and Apple for a long time now. It would be nice if the thermonuclear war that Steve job’s promised actually start moving into Google’s verticals.  I really want to see a competitor to Search but I think both Facebook and Apple could both have a go at attacking adwords and adsense. Now that would be fun to watch!

  • totnuckers

    don’t forget Microsoft. Apple+Microsoft+Facebook+Twitter+Nokia+Amazon vs Google. All versus one that would be fun to watch

  • http://twitter.com/DavidJo45324615 David Johnstone

    Agree. It’s not like I want to see Google fail,  I just want them to have strong competition, and start respecting publishers again. I think with more competition in ads (which is what maps is all about), this may go some way toward Google showing a bit more humility and respect (here’s hoping).

  • http://www.dewaldthuysamen.com/ Dewaldt Huysamen

    Yeah I also do not how this will help if in South Africa.

  • http://trafficdigital.com/ Mark Hughes

    Is it currently possible to advertise on the Google Maps iPhone application?  I don’t believe there is, in which case – at this stage – this poses little threat to Google’s revenue from local search.  When I’m out and about, I don’t use the maps application to find restaurants or hotels etc – I do a Google search, and then click on the map which opens the application.  It’s a bit embarrassing for Google just after they announced the updated version of G Maps, but I don’t see Apple as a threat to G in the search market yet.  Interested to know if others feel I have missed something…

  • Etsuko E. Thompson

    a go at attacking adwords and adsense. Now that would be fun to watch! http://MakeMonyDaily20.notlong.com

  • http://www.webstatsart.com/ Webstats Art

    Someone said that Android is for people can’t afford quality products. Whether it is true or not is up for debate but I see that Apple is not afraid to sell something more expensive. It does not have to be desperate and give everything away. Apple are most definitely a force to be reckoned with. They are not a sleeping giant anymore but a moving giant.

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