Google Is Now Getting Serious About Local Businesses

Google has big plans for local businesses, and making billions for itself in the process. Google announced a major Google+ push into local search last week, when it revealed Google+ Local, which effectively turns Google+ business pages into the new…

TalkBin Acquired by Google for Local Business Customer Engagement

Google has acquired a company called TalkBin (spawned from Y Combinator) for an undisclosed sum. TalkBin describes itself as a way for your business to deliver better customer experience by letting customers use their mobile phones to communicate to your…