Superpages Adds Virtual Earth Maps, fresh off a deal with and launch of a new sales office, has upgraded its mapping capabilities by partnering with Microsoft to use its Virtual Earth platform.

Maps will show listings for nearby businesses in up to three categories at once. A travel feature will list hotels, restaurants, and banks near a destination. Driving directions include real-time traffic data, where available.

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Before the bubble burst, Kevin was a marketing manager for an online computer reseller, handling copywriting, e-mail marketing, search marketing and running the affiliate program.

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