Google is launching a way for customers to check out stores and restaurants on their mobile phones. Basically, Google searched out the top 100,000 or so places (physical locations only) that users search for on Google. They then sent them a QR code (image above). Mobile phone users can then scan that code using various apps across multiple phones (including iPhone, Blackberry and of course, Android) to get information about what the store sells, how much it cost and other information. Here's a video to show you how it works.
I like how they use iPhones in their ads still, even though there are plenty of new Android phones. [Google Favorite Places]