Google are starting to monetize mobile maps

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It was only going to be a matter of time until sponsored Google mobile maps results would appear.

Today when I was seaching for the Waldorf Hotel in London, the actual location was identified by a Hilton logo on my Google mobile maps screen (it was clearly identified as a sponsored link) and the results page also had it at the top of the list.

Nice!  See the screen shots below.

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