JS_Harris - 9:35 am on Jan 6, 2008 (gmt 0)
This, in my opinion, would help Google dominate local search if it comes to fruition. The streets software would likely be integrated with webpages about the shop/location you're looking at. We already know that anything Google commands a ton of backlinks, Google could conceivably become #1 for all local searches. Google already places advertisers links/maps above the real serp results for local.