“Less than two months after its release, Google has started pushing reviews and ratings from Hotpot into Google Maps.” Yelp reviews are now gone.
- I Need Hits (an SEO blog)
There are some UI experiments going on, too. “The not-so-stylish, white buttons for selecting Map or Satellite view as well as the drop-list for toggling photos, buzz updates and other geo-taggable features seems to be going away. In their place, styled, graphical icons that expand and retract when you hover over them.”
There’s new 45 degree imagery.