Google Inc. rolled out a new way for users to search for content.
The search engine giant this week completed a worldwide launch of local search results in Maps. You can now type in a generic name such as "bank" or "pharmacy" without specifying a location, and Google will automatically return results in your area.
"How do we guess your location? In most cases, we match your IP address to a broad geographical location," Google engineers Jenn Taylor and Jim Muller wrote in a blog post.
"You can also specify your likely location using the 'Change location' link on the top-right corner, above the map."
Users can also type in a street address like 120 42nd Street, without specifying the city and Google results will show you results based on your location.
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