weeks - 6:08 pm on Mar 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
First, you should know that Bing is taking over Yahoo search. But, you had to live in a cave to miss that. So,...
There is a lot going on in regional search. Google and Bing are both making major plays. The deal Yahoo had with newspaper publishers isn't working out as well as both parties had hoped.
From Google last month:
2/26/2010 09:09:00 AM
Location has become an important part of the way we search. If you're a foodie looking for restaurant details, food blogs or the closest farmer's market, location can be vital to helping you find the right information. Starting today, we've added the ability to refine your searches with the "Nearby" tool in the Search Options panel.
One of the really helpful things about this tool is that it works geographically — not just with keywords — so you don't have to worry about adding "Minneapolis" to your query and missing webpages that only say "St. Paul" or "Twin Cities." Check it out by doing a search, clicking on "show options" and selecting "Nearby."