"Google: Mobile map search surging past desktop use" It's heading that way and will likely occur this summer per Marissa Meyer at Google speaking at TechCrunch's event last week. Surprising? Significant? Hard to say.
Maps+ adds tracking and location-based alarms to Google Maps
I'm not sure which I like less the name of the new local sharing startup OhSoWe, or the name it gives to your neighborhood, “Neighborstead.” The solution, from the founder of OpenTable, the restaurant reservation tool, aims to help locals share tools, services, etc. But, forget all that fakery on Google Maps, your address must be verified to play - via a credit card or a postcard.