In case you missed it last week, google announced the release of Gears 0.4 API which allows you to build applications that can "do new and exciting things" based on your users' location. See more in this blog post about location-enabling your apps. Want more help on developing on Google Aps? Check out this video (reg required) on Google Apps quick tour. Speaking of Google, I see that some of the employee dinner perks have been axed... perhaps a result of the recession??