Google feature

This month, announced a new feature in the ‘Shopping’ section of its search: in stock nearby. Currently available only in the US (though sure to follow in other countries if it proves popular), the tweak will allow search results to display whether the searched-for item is available in a shop near you. It will also note if a stock is low (providing that information is also on the store’s website, of course).

A lot of smart people work at Google, and this is just one more sign of the emerging importance of shopping local on the global web.