Google has renamed Local Business Center (which we mentioned back in January) as Google Places.
You can read about what’s new here: Introducing Google Places.
There are lots of new features such as Twitter style updates and (for the US) introduction of QRCodes. This allows stickers to be put on your store front to provide easy access from customers to your Places profile from their mobile.
Pretty interesting stuff and a great way for small businesses owners to get more experience with the web as well as make it easier for new customers to find you. I wonder how long until the term ‘star the business‘ (set as a favorite) becomes part of our normal lexicon.