Amazon.com introduced the first phase of a new service called A9.com Yellow Pages. With this release, the phone directory includes 20 million images from 10 cities to make it easy to find what you’re looking for.
When the user clicks on a business; they are shown contact information, a map, reviews, and a photo of the business. Also available is a feature called ‘block view’ in which the user can ‘walk’ around the block and see nearby businesses.
A group of vans armed with GPS and digital video recorders collected the pictures of an estimated 1 million individual businesses.
A9.com is a new search engine that debuted in September.