May 06, 2011, 10:40 AM — Google has a cute animated video that showcases its new Business Photos from Google offering. The program is inviting business owners to have Google photographers come to their workplace to take photos, which can then be used on the "Place" page of the businesses. This includes things like restaurants, hotels, hair salons, and more.
It reminds me a lot of Street View on Google Maps, where you can find the location of a restaurant, but this takes it a bit further and shows you what it looks like on the inside. Google says that owners can also upload their own photos to the site for things like seasonal or special events.