Google Maps + Yahoo! Geocoding + Google RSS News Feeds + Yahoo! Traffic
To get started, simply enter your U.S. zip code to gather news headlines from Google News (Use 77058 if for an example). For most major cities there is a traffic map toggle that you can turn on that pulls in Yahoo! Traffic data. Once again Virender has created a great Google Maps mashup! Check out more of his creations linked from the left side of this map.
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