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Scan and Deliver: Google's 'Favorite Places' in L.A.

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Local businesses have a new way to show off their popularity via the launch of Google "Favorite Places." A press release explains that the top businesses "were selected based on how many times Google users looked for information about a business by a click on their business listing on Google and Google Maps." The favorites are then given a window decal to display, and Google hopes this leads to more opportunities for customers to "interact with their favorite places from their mobile phones and instantly access maps, reviews, coupons, photos and more."

Okay, so how does Google + Decal = Interaction? Technology, baby!