Google has for some time allowed you submit searches from your mobile phone via text messages, but now you can search Google Local from any phone via Google Voice Local Search. Just dial 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411) and a voice takes your query and reports the results. If you are on a mobile phone, you can also have the results sent in a text message. You can search for a business by name or simply by category — “pizza” for example. It will connect you, as well.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.