Yahoo Continues its March into the Location Game with PlaceFinder

Maybe now we can see why Yahoo wanted to buy location-based check-in service Foursquare last April – it’s sinking its teeth deeper into the geolocation arena. The search engine and content aggregator announced this morning the release of Yahoo PlaceFinder, an expansion of their mapping and location capabilities that take aim in the direction of check-in services like Foursquare and Gowalla and other location features like Twitter Places.

While Yahoo may have been a little late to the social game, it seems determined to not fall behind in the next big thing – mobile social.