Here's the recent Google-related geonews in batch mode.
From official sources:
Google announced Street View comes to Google Maps on your Mobile Browser: "Starting today, use Street View on your mobile browser to check out a new shop across town or get a feel for the ambiance at a restaurant before you arrive. To use Street View on your mobile browser simply go to maps.google.com and search for a location. Then click the “pegman” icon at the bottom right of your screen to access Street View."
Google's Ed Parson chimes in on the Apple Maps woes: "[...] the bigger issue is the lack of a true geocoded search index of places and the search algorithms that sit around it. Local search is in many ways what makes smart phones smart, because the users location and the location of things around them provides a set of contextual pointers to relevant information."