Google News Brings Mobile News Locally with “News Near You”
Google News has had a local section for a while now, but recently they added that option to location-aware smartphones and tablets with a new U.S. edition called “News Near You”. According to the Google Mobile Blog, this feature will run on iPhone and Android smartphones, and will customize your news based on your location if you allow it to, and you can also turn it on and off at your discretion.
This is another example of just how important mobile browsing and computing is getting day by day. With Google Places becoming more and more prominent and now with features like “News near you,” the search engines are valuing even more who you are, and more importantly – where you are, so if you run a local business, you need to make sure your local profile is as up to date as possible to take advantage of this.