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Google Voice Local Search

Google has a new, experimental service called Voice Local Search. It's basically a search engine of local businesses you access by using your phone.

From the web site:

To try this service, just dial 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411) from any phone.

Using this service, you can:

* search for a local business by name or category. You can say "Giovanni's Pizzeria" or just "pizza".

* get connected to the business, free of charge.

* get the details by SMS if you're using a mobile phone. Just say "text message".

This is pretty cool. I've added the number to my cell phone and will use it instead of directory assistance from now on.

Source: Robert Ambrogi's LawSites