The European culinary scene has Michelin stars; in America, restaurants live and die by their Zagat ratings. The firm surveys millions of consumers about 350,000-plus establishments around the world and uses the results to issue a numerical rating on a thirty-point scale. Zagat’s old, Zagat’s everywhere, and Zagat’s well-trusted. And now it’s part of Google.
Google might be the biggest, but it isn't the only game in town when it comes to mobile search. Microsoft announced today that Bing Mobile has gotten a significant update that includes changes to the core HTML5 functionality. The new site is available on any mobile device that supports the necessary HTML5 standards. So Android and iOS are a go, but hilariously, Windows Phone 7 won't have the necessary support until later this year.