Social Networking Meets Mobile Local Search
Google acquires Dodgeball. More from Loren Baker at Search Engine Journal. Yet more from ClickZ and from PC World.
Twenty-four hours ago almost no one had heard of this company/site and now you can't get it to come up 'cause it's probably being overloaded with hits.
Unfortunately, Google declined to comment to me beyond what's on the Dodgeball site. They said they had no announced plans. Alas, I will be left to speculate . . .
Clearly this technology/network is about location-aware services (and advertising) and particularly appealing to the under-40 crowd (probably more like under 30) — of which I am unfortunately no longer a member.
More in the Local Media Journal next week.