Google Inc. on Tuesday unveiled two new services with which users can find local business listings or get driving directions through their cell phones.
A new Web site, Google Local, for users with XHTML-enabled browsers on their phones can search for a local business, figure out how to get there and provide a zoomable map of the area, Google said.
Users can also retrieve driving directions with text messages via Google SMS, the company added. Currently, users can send a text message with a search query and receive addresses, stock quotes, weather and movie listings.
The company said Google Local is available in the United States and Canada, while Google SMS is supported by most U.S. wireless carriers.