Alerts from police, firefighters, and other authorities should soon start popping up in your Google search results.
The new initiative comes courtesy of a team-up between Google and Nixle, a San Francisco-based startup.
Nixle allows people to sign up to receive crime alerts, missing person notifications, and other updates from local police and fire departments. The alerts are sent via e-mail or text message to a mobile phone.
Google has tapped Nixle as the first partner to work with the Google Crisis Response Team to expand those safety alerts beyond just e-mail and mobile phones. Local public safety agencies can … Read more