Crazy new google featureJune 29, 2007
So, look up any local service on Google Maps, which for me has replaced the yellow pages, and there’s a new link in small letters that just says “call”. When you click the call link, it asks for your phone number, then it calls the service & you simultaneously, so that you don’t get charged for the call and so that you don’t have to dial. I don’t get the business strategy at all, but I kinda feel that way about 80% of Google’s products. Gmail, Maps, Search & Advertising all make sense, but every other one, and there are like 50 or more, seem just kooky.