In a move to, “leverage its global popularity”, Google have announced that the Business View brand is now merged with the Street View brand. The decision means that Business View will soon be rebranded as Street View | Trusted.
Apart from the name change, the Street View Trusted service will still offer a 360 panoramic virtual tour of eligible businesses, but will make things easier and quicker to publish high quality imagery.
Google say they have responded to feedback to prepare a number of improvements, designed to make it easier to serve an expanded number and variety of business categories.
It was also announced that a new Street View mobile app will become available to Trusted Photographers that will make it easy to create individual panoramas and instantly publish them on the spot.
The changes seem like a good move as they will increase the number and frequency of panoramas being published. More news when we have it.