Google Wants to Kill Yelp With a Dose of NFC

What will the first official use be for the near-field communication tech found in Google's new Nexus S phone? It will provide a quick way to rate restaurants and businesses in the Portland, OR area using their new Hotpot engine. » 12/09/10 9:20pm 12/09/10 9:20pm

Video: Tour Hotpot, Google's New Restaurant Recommendation Engine

Google just launched Hotpot, a new service baked into Google Places that lets you rate restaurants, see which ones your friends are liking, and get recommendations of new places to check out. Let's take a look. [Google Hotpot] » 11/16/10 2:40pm 11/16/10 2:40pm

Google Maps for Android Now Has Hotpot Local Recommendations

Hotpot, Google's local social recommendation service, has been integrated into Google Maps 4.7 for Android, so you can read and write reviews of restaurants and pubs, plus rate places for personalized future recommendations based on your tastes. » 11/16/10 7:40am 11/16/10 7:40am