It just got easier to search for the local Starbucks, the corner Chevron gas station or the nearest ATM machine on the street where you're standing. Google introduced Google Earth for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch earlier this week. A post on the company's blog suggests the tool brings the "power of Google Earth to the palm of your hand, including all of the same global imagery and 3D terrain."
Google Earth lets users browse any of the company's 8 million Panoramio photos and read Wikipedia articles. You also can tilt the iPhone to adjust views for mountainous terrain, use the "Location" feature to find your current location, and search for businesses worldwide with Google Local Search.