The same reader who noticed his logo had changed in his GMail, has also noticed that today, his Google Maps logo is GONE! The maps logo simply says "Google Local" now.
This is very interesting as he says "it clearly shows a focus on localisation to search for business listings...". I coudln't agree more.
Also, the right hand column is now on the Left... maybe Google is taking their own advice?
Update (Oct 6, 2005 3:04PM) Google Maps and Google Local merge into simply, "Google Local". An official press release from google about the merger can be found here.