Google Maps: No Longer Beta, No Longer Maps

Google Maps Mania reports that Google Maps has dropped the “beta” moniker and is now branded as Google Local. There have been some layout changes to allow room for Local search results. Adding cartography to local search was, I think, Google’s whole point, even if the Google Maps API can be applied to so many other things. Speaking of which, it seems that changes to the API have broken some hacks.