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Yelp, the company that provides reviews of restaurants, bars and other locales in different cities, has teamed up with Palm to offer a useful local mobile search.

We mention this because Yelp has profiled lots of San Francisco Bay Area locales, and this can be helpful for on-the-go yuppies with Treos. We tried it out, and it worked easily and simply in Fremont, when we were looking for pizza this evening.

We went to Yelp Mobile (http://mobile.yelp.com) on our Treo 650 phone, put in our city and zip code, and chose pizza. First on the resulting list was Mission Pizza — because it has thirteen raving reviews, and thus is the favored place in the region. Clearly marked, after the star-rating (1-5), number of reviews, address and phone number, was the mileage. Mission Pizza is 1.88 miles away, and isn’t the closest. We zipped down and list, and the next pizza place is only a half mile away, but doesn’t have great reviews.

We were happy with this ordering. There’s also a link to maps, which came up easily and without hitches.

Nice execution.

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