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Google added a social element to its local search today, with the launch of Google+ Local. The new feature is largely an overhaul of Googles Places pages, which show relevant information and reviews for more than 80 million places worldwide; the company rolled out a redesign of those pages in mobile search just yesterday, and its now adding that search and those pages into Google+.