At the beginning of September Google purchased Frommer's, acquiring for itself the company's destination guidebooks and web content. Nobody's exactly sure where that material is going to go, but there will probably be some sort of integration with Google Places.
Then to close out the month Google announced the upcoming launch of its new Field Trip app, which will work on Android and act as a virtual tour guide. You'll walk around and it will run continuously in the background, which is creepy, and occasionally pop up to tell you what you should be interested in, which is even more creepy.
"The app has a really pleasant interface," says Lifehacker, because of course something that follows you around and tells you what to look at would have a really nice interface. Otherwise people might get suspicious!
Seriously though this looks kind of cool. Here's the Google Play link and here's a video. Unsurprisingly, it's kind of a creepy video:
[Photo: FieldTripApp / YouTube]