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daily link  Saturday, January 29, 2005


Amazon A9 has photo yellow pages:  Very cool: search for a service near a zip code, get a map that shows where things are, then see photos of the storefront and neighboring strees.  "A9's so-called block view allows users to see storefronts and virtually stroll the streets of 10 cities, including New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, where the company has collected more than 20 million photographs. It took a few days in each city to gather the images using trucks equipped with digital cameras, global positioning system receivers and proprietary software. "You can virtually go to an area, see the business and walk around the block," A9.com Chief Executive Udi Manber said of the service in an interview. "You get a feel for the neighborhood."  ..

He added it takes just a few days to capture an entire city and that the eventual goal is to eventually add as many places as possible across the country. Other cities currently available are: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Seattle and Portland, Oregon."  So I looked for pizza, it knew I lived in zip 94303 from a previous registration, and found most of the local places.  I picked one I've visited frequently and saw shots of the street I know well.   Could be fun just to find stuff where I'm going to travel, or to revisit neighborhoods where I used to live.

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