Google Maps 'Favorite Places' Unveiled: Local Businesses Welcomed to the Interwebz
|Mayor Gavin Newsom: bears striking resemblance to Will Arnett|
Google Maps unveiled their latest project called "Favorite Places" this afternoon at a press conference/meet and greet/smorgasbord inside City Hall. Local business owners, members of the press, and Mayor Gavin Newsom mingled, networked, and ate cupcakes before and after a brief presentation outlining the philosophy and technology behind the new Google venture.
"Favorite Places" (according to the Google Web site -- which, heh, I totally Googled) enables users to "explore the favorite places of local experts from cities around the world. Find out where they like to go, and why, from their own perspectives." For example, here are the favorite places of Digg founder Kevin Rose:
|Favorite Places of Kevin Rose: the more you know|
Either way, free cupcakes!