Monday, April 23, 2007
A very handy tool for road warriors and soccer moms alike: 1-800-GOOG-411. The good folks at GOOGLE (NASAQ: GOOG) have integrated their online service with a toll-free number that lets you get directions, phone numbers, and information about almost every company in America. For instance, you're driving through Centralia, WA. You know there's a McMenamins somewhere off I-5, but you don't know where. A quick GOOG-411 cell phone call reveals its location and connects you for free. Repeat this for almost any situation you find yourself in. This is yet another way that technology is making the world a smaller place.