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Google works with local partners to provide more local content

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 7 2010   /  10:39 am

Google, the world’s largest search engine is launching Google Maps Indonesia with three local partners to deliver more local content for Internet goers.

The venture includes sharing location search technology and information on places and traffic.

“Google Maps Indonesia is very relevant for local users because one in every five searches here has a location title,” head of marketing for Southeast Asia Derek Callow told reporters in Jakarta when launching Google Maps Indonesia on Monday.

He said currently Google Maps Indonesia was working with two local location-based websites, Urbanesia.com and LewatMana.com, and cellular provider Telkomsel.

Urbanesia.com founder Selina Limman said her website would feed around 220,000 local business entities to Google Maps Indonesia.

“That will include company addresses, contact information, user reviews and ...