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1. WO2011056557 - SYSTÈME ET PROCÉDÉ POUR FOURNIR À UN TERMINAL UTILISATEUR DES INFORMATIONS SUPPLÉMENTAIRES D'UN RÉSULTAT DE RECHERCHE

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What is claimed is:

1. A computerized method for providing a user terminal with supplemental information to a search result, the method comprising:

receiving a search request from the user terminal, the search request including a geographic location for the user terminal, a time associated with the search request, and a query;

communicating a set of search results to the user terminal, the set of search results including search results that include information associated with at least a first business and a second business;

providing an electronic notification of the search request to at least the first business and the second business

receiving, from the first business, supplemental information associated with the first business responsive to the notification; and

communicating the supplemental information to the user terminal and at least the second business.

2. A method according to claim 1, further comprising:

in a computer process, using the geographic location of the user terminal and the query to determine the set of search results.

3. A method according to claim 1, further comprising:

communicating the search request over the internet to a search engine;

receiving the set of search results from the search engine; and

identifying, from the set of search results, search results that are associated with at least the first business and second business.

4. A method according to claim 1, further comprising:

receiving, from the second business, second supplemental information associated with the second business; and

communicating the supplemental information to the user terminal and to at least the first business.

5. A method according to claim 1, further comprising:

causing display of the supplemental information within the set of search results.

6. A method according to claim 1, wherein the information associated with at least one of the first business and the second business includes information identifying at least one of the businesses.

7. A method according to claim 1, wherein the supplemental information associated with the first business includes at least one of an offer for sale of services and an offer for sale of goods.

8. A method according to claim 1, wherein the notification to the first business and second business includes the geographic location of the user terminal, the time associated with the search request, and the query.

9. A method according to claim 1, further comprising:

receiving a message from the user terminal; and

communicating the message to the at least one of the first business and second business.

10. A method according to claim 1, wherein the query includes a string of textual information.

1 1. Apparatus comprising at least one non-transitory computer readable medium encoded with instructions which when loaded on at least one computer, establish processes for providing a user terminal with supplemental information to a search result, the processes including:

receiving a search request from the user terminal, the search request including a geographic location for the user terminal, a time associated with the search request, and a query;

communicating a set of search results to the user terminal, the set of search results including search results that include information associated with at least a first business and a second business;

providing an electronic notification of the search request to at least the first business and the second business

receiving, from the first business, supplemental information associated with the first business responsive to the notification; and

communicating the supplemental information to the user terminal and at least the second business.

12. An apparatus according to claim 1 1, wherein the instructions establish processes further including:

in a computer process, using the geographic location of the user terminal and the query to determine the set of search results.

13. An apparatus according to claim 1 1, wherein the instructions establish processes further including:

communicating the search request over the internet to a search engine;

receiving the set of search results from the search engine; and

identifying, from the set of search results, search results that are associated with at least the first business and second business.

14. An apparatus according to claim 1 1, wherein the supplemental information associated with the first business includes at least one of an offer for sale of services and an offer for sale of goods.

15. An apparatus according to claim 1 1, wherein the instructions establish processes further including:

receiving, from the second business, second supplemental information associated with the second business; and

communicating the supplemental information to the user terminal and to at least the first business.

16. An apparatus according to claim 1 1, wherein the instructions establish processes further including:

causing display of the supplemental information within the set of search results.

17. A system for providing a user terminal with supplemental information to a search result, the system comprising:

a processor; and

a memory storing instructions executable by the processor to perform processes that include:

receiving a search request from the user terminal, the search request including a geographic location for the user terminal, a time associated with the search request, and a query;

communicating a set of search results to the user terminal, the set of search results including search results that include information associated with at least a first business and a second business;

providing an electronic notification of the search request to at least the first business and the second business

receiving, from the first business, supplemental information associated with the first business responsive to the notification; and

communicating the supplemental information to the user terminal and at least the second business.

18. A system according to claim 17, wherein the processes further include:

using the geographic location of the user terminal and the query to determine the set of search results.

19. A system according to claim 17, wherein the processes further include:

communicating the search request over the internet to a search engine;

receiving the set of search results from the search engine; and

identifying, from the set of search results, search results that are associated with at least the first business and second business.

20. A system according to claim 17, wherein the processes further include:

causing display of the supplemental information within the set of search results.