From Emma Thomas -
If you've ever looked up an address or wanted a street view of a location, chances are you've used Google Maps. And while it can't seem to get much better than actually seeing the exterior of a building, Google has found a way to improve themselves: Google Maps will be bringing the street view indoors. According to Google's Vice President of Location and Local Services, Marissa Mayer, Google Business Photos will be a new services allowing an interior view of businesses, yet unlike other services like Yelp that allow businesses to upload their own pictures, Google Business Photos will be taken by Google, just like the street view photos are.
Source: "Google Business Photos Brinks Street View Inside," Huffington Post
And don't forget to check out Google's video promoting Business Photos, posted late last year: