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When Did Google Start Using Thomson Local Listings In Maps?

     
6:53 pm on Jan 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I noticed today on a Google map that business listings provided by Thomsonlocal

This is an interesting development, especially for ThomsonLocal

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The attribution appeared just before Christmas. ThomsonLocal are feeding their advertiser listings onto Google Maps now.
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I think Thompsons have had some kind of deal with Google for at least a year. A friend's wife works selling their online advertising and one of the selling points for appearing in the online directory is the results will also show up in Google Maps.

I have never seen any real evidence of this, can you sticky me the search term ?