08/15/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Twitter Places: How It Might Challenge Google's Local Dominance

One of the big, unanswered questions in the local search space is, Who's going to do the best job of marrying location with real-time context. Twitter is hardly the first to try, but it may have the best chance to succeed. On Monday, the company announced Twitter Places, a new feature that's being rolled out on both and to users in 65 countries over the next week.