Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Just in time for spring, Google is helping you enjoy the great outdoors by adding bike trails to Maps….

Catching up on a week of new stuff from the GOOG….

Bike fitted with street level imagery cameras to visit five locations in the U.S….

Sponsored features are included with local biz listings….

So many Google updates. So little time….

Only 2 out of 300 events will stream live on the Internet….

Suggestions run the gamut from competitors to simply next-door establishments….

Google goes after Apple’s iPhone with new Android software update for Nexus One….

Over 100,000 business have been selected as “Favorite Places in Google.” Over 9,000 cities and towns in all 50 U.S. states are included. The businesses are being sent decals they can place in their storefront windows. The decals include a barcode, known as a QR code, that can be scanned by smartphones, including iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry. When the QR code is scanned, it will take the user directly to the business’s Place Page on Google Maps. There you can get coupons, read reviews and star it for future reference. To use it, you’ll need an application on your phone…

This was one of those weeks where Google unleashed a google of updates. Try as we might, sometimes we just run out of time at the end of the week. So, occasionally, we have to compile a list of the leftovers at the end of the week. Here’s what we haven’t yet covered that you’ll still want to know: Google Retail told us that consumers are increasingly shopping online on the weekends – yes, even during the holidays (avoiding the crowds?). They also unveiled hot holiday searches and Cyber Monday’s hot search trends. Google’s Search Options panel on its main…