Many of us have been saying it for a long time: location based services are the future. But up until now they've been a distant, hazy future, because they've been so difficult to use. That's going to change soon, and it looks like Google is going to be leading the way.
Google has just announced that it has become the default location provider service in Firefox, which means beginning in the latest Firefox Beta (available here) users will be able to update their location from their web browser without having to install an extra plugins or programs through Google. This is big.