A couple weeks ago, we reported that the bulk imports for Google Places was no longer working. Those trying to use it were receiving errors that read, "Unable to connect to feed processing server Please try again in a few minutes."
The issue is said to have been fixed as of yesterday.
Googler, Maps Guide Cecelia, wrote yesterday:
Thanks for sharing your individual reports with this. We've made a change that should resolve this for most users. Please try uploading your bulk files again today. If this doesn't work, try uploading your listings in two files as a work around.
If you're still having trouble after that, ping the thread again.
So far there have been no reports from users if it was fixed or if it is still broken.
Google did say it should be resolved now.
Forum discussion at Google Places Help.