Last week Yahoo unveiled a beta version of a search engine which is suppose to make searching for local information a whole lot easier. The jury stills out of how useful it will be, but several third parties are already jumping on board
As a general information guide it might be lacking a bit. (ex. public library lists Group Services as it own library, Colleges – reveals everything from Central Piedment to College Place restaurant).
But if you need to find a restaruarant with "deli" in its name within a mile of the downtown area, then it surely can be a help.
It will be intetesting to where they take it.
Yahoo Local: http://local.yahoo.com
More info: Observer article