Google Does Maps

While I’m a fan of 75% of what Google does, I am still amazed at the company’s voracious consumption of Yahoo-like online categories. With Google Maps out today, the search company now has four major consumer services in beta: Video search, Gmail, Maps, and Froogle. As a side note, in my brief exploration of Google Maps tonight it is quite nice. Like Gmail, it is something of a rethink of the interface to what had become a fairly settled application.