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Starting today, when you search Google for restaurants, bars or other local places on your desktop, you’ll see an interactive “carousel” of local results at the top of the page. 

Give it a go—type or say “mexican restaurants,” or try any similar search for restaurants, bars or hotels. Click on one of the places in the carousel to get more details on it, including its overall review-based score, address and photos. If you want to see more places, click the arrow at the right of the carousel. And you can zoom in on the map that appears below the carousel to restrict your search to only places in a specific area.

While some iPad and Nexus tablet users have seen this new look since December, we’re excited to expand to desktop. The interactive “carousel” is rolling out in English in the U.S.—we’ll add more features and languages over time.
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will this feature be available outside US?
Google please buy Duolingo
We could have real time feedback from NSA employees, ratings on the restaurants and bars they've personally been to. Now that's what i call a feature!
Awesome, I will like this feature thank you Google! =0)
Je ne connais pas google+ mais c'est avec plaisir que j'aimerais apprendre a le connaitre
I just noticed that as well!!
Go googoe go lov3 the way u r evolving
Проклятые шовинисты! Почему только в Америке? Все, я одеваю шапку-ушанку, випиваю водку и иду запускать атомные ракеты
While I really love this new feature, I'm curious as to why this appears for only some local searches? 
Works on my computer but not on my Ipad....
Wish local was even half as good in Ireland
i do not feel this
Ah. This might actually be helpful. I work at a local ice cream shop and this really makes it easier for people to see us! layout needs to be adjusted. The carrousel often sits on top of the first few search results on the page. Using chrome version 28.0.1500.44 beta-m
Not reflecting any carousel search results for myself and I'm in the U.S. :(
Love you +Google Thank you for helping to restore my faith in humanity! Your brilliant business concept is helping to shape our world... as one whole :)
Google, you know I love you, but you need to get mobile in on all this cool stuff of late. Come on, I know you read comscore. So much of your stuff is not even adaptive, no less functioning.

Kind regards,
A fan...
So what happens to keyword data in Google Analytics? If you click a venue and the SERP changes to a branded search, does a clickthrough to the site show the original query or the branded search?
I apologize, I have no idea what I just decided to comment on.  I saw +Greg Gifford as I was scrolling past this post, and thought it was a nice name.... :)

Just kidding, I love the results carousel!
It shows many, but not all local restaurants. +Google, How do we ensure more/all restaurant's visibility? This is important for my local market and when I am personally out on the road... 
I caught this and like it. If I could see my reviews and check-ins on mobile that would be great.
What the fuck do New Yorkers know about Mexican food?
+Jon Disnard we have so many Mexicans even the Chinese use them in the kitchen and we don't suffer from simple palettes like most of the country. You are from Arlington so you might have a more flavored palette than the western part of TX.
Can Google users expect to see, for example, "Automobiles" or any other categories soon? 
What's the logic behind these results? Are they retrieved from other Google products (e.g. Zagat)? Is it a product based on structured data mark-ups? Sorry, not in US to check it live
So, this is only restaurants,  bars, fast food, and hotels? I have tried a few other type of places and not seeing it. I'm fine without it.
As an SEO'r, I need more clarification on certain aspects!

Please? =D
Maps, local stores, local and mobile business. The next big thing for local stores VS online shops? #showrooming
La communication digitale et l'e-réputation : des enjeux grandissants pour le succès des restaurants, hôtels, bars...
Local carousel only in US at moment. For dining, nightlife, hotels. This will have a big impact on local SEO as the Carousel effectively pushes the Natural listings down the page. Google's stealth method of getting more local ad revenue. It will work too!
E. Lyon
When can we see this on Google France
That appearance feels like it clashes with the rest of the web page. 
How do you get businesses to show up on this carousel?
I can't seem to find any means of removing this feature, whether it be in the settings or via third party extensions. Frankly, I find it to be ugly, cluttered, and irrelevant. It does nothing to improve the results of any search I've seen it come up for, instead pushing what I'm looking for even further down the page.

For example, when I search for "coffee", the results do not include my regular coffee shop because, presumably, it's not on Google Places. It DOES show up in the search results below via Yelp, which I have to scroll to reach. Furthermore, the assumption is that I searched for "coffee" and wanted coffee shops. I could have wanted to buy coffee online, or find out information about coffee. With this, though, Google is making assumptions about what I'm searching for, and its getting those assumptions wrong.

The way I see it, if I wanted to search for local businesses, I'd have gone to Google Local, or preferably a different site entirely because I find Google lacking in that area.
I HATE it. How do I remove this stupid feature?
I wish I could figure out how to change the picture that shows for my business!!  Anyone?  
I don't like this's ugly, in the way, and it doesn't show what I'm looking for at all since I was searching for restaurants in Australia, not the US.  At least, give us a choice if we want to see the bar or not...I do not!
Ugly, unhelpful, unattractive, useless, unasked for
Good Technique. Thanks.
This sucks get it off my desktop
Takes up too much room
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