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Google broadens its horizons, adds Business View

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CS3 Design owner Chris Sardinas. CS3 Design owner Chris Sardinas.
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You've heard of Google Street View, now the search engine website is taking it up a notch. 
 
Google is now offering Business View
 
The technology will allow you to virtually visit the inside of a business without leaving home.
 
"It gives them a good look at what they're going to see when they walk in the door," said Doug Seese, Sales and Marketing Director for CS3 Design. 
 
To tackle this project Google has hired CS3, a digital media focused company, to take pictures at each location across the country. 
 
Today they worked at  Park Auto Group Honda in Akron
 
Sesse manages the project for Ohio and he sees potential in the northeast region. 
 
"Were focusing on the whole tri-city area of Cleveland, Akron, and Canton because we see a lot of growth in this area," said Seese. 
 
But how does it all work?
 
"We go into the business and we rotate the camera north, east, south, and west,"  said CS3 Design owner Chris Sardinas. "Later in post production we stitch all that together."
 
In the end viewers will see a 360-degree panoramic shot of the business. 
 
"You can build some new relationships with customers and it's interactive branding," added Seese. 
 
Prices for business view start around $600 and are based off of the size of the building.  
 
It takes about a week for the photos to be uploaded online. 

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