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Update to Google Places

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(CNN) — Google Places is gone, replaced by a new feature that combines its Google Plus social site and renowned restaurant reviewers Zagat.

Announced Wednesday, Google Plus Local is the latest push by Google to incorporate its networking site into more of its other products, with the goal of creating a single, seamless Web experience.

Plus Local is designed to let users discover and share information about local restaurants, shops and other sites.

“Finding the best places to go is an essential part of our lives, as are the people and resources that help us make those decisions,” Google product manager Avni Shah wrote on the company’s official blog. “In fact, the opinions of friends, family or other trusted sources are often the first we seek when looking for the perfect restaurant for date night or the cafe that makes the best latte ever.”

…More at Goodbye Google Places, hello Google+

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