A9 launched a new service today that they simply call Yellow Pages. But these Yellow Pages are not your ordinary business directory lookups! They actually have photos of the storefronts of the businesses, and you can actually “line up” these photos as a virtual street walk! Its really neat!
The service itself has yet to prove real value to me, but I do like the idea so much that I promise to continue giving it a real shot. But I really enjoyed reading about how they built this service. They actually put together some GPS-ready cars with a rooftop mounted camera and pounded the streets manually. Thats fantastic!
In case you haven’t heard of A9, they are a technology focused spinoff created and owned by Amazon. In case you haven’t heard of Amazon, um, well, how the heck did you find my blog?