1. Enterprising

    Google Launches Small-Biz Service

    A webpage displaying Google Inc.'s home page is seen on a computer monitor in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, July 14, 2011. Google inc., owner of the world's largest Internet-search engine, reeported sales and profit that topped analysts's estimages, a sight the company is benefiting from efforst to expand in mobile and display advertising.  Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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    Google has a new strategy to crack the $20 billion local business advertising market. The company plans to launch a new small-business service as early as next month. The new plan, which was once being called Business Builder, will provide a number of services aimed at small businesses under one banner. The service will also use Google+ to allow users to interact with local businesses that will now have special web pages on the site. A Google spokesperson said, "In local, our vision is not a one-size-fits-all product, but a range of flexible solutions that make the web work for all local businesses."

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