The Privatization of Local Search

by Damian Rollison
I’ve had occasion to write in this column before about the concept of local search as a public trust. Indeed, it may be helpful to think of local search, in a metaphorical sense, as a kind of public utility, although that concept is, as they say in academic circles, fraught. Local search takes place across devices and services that are proprietary and dedicated, even if indir ...Read the full article