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Google Buys Zagat

submitted on September 8, 2011 by orangearrows in "Stores / Merchants"
Google has acquired Zagat, the review company that rates restaurants, stores, hotels and more by surveying consumers, in an effort to beef up its host of services with more and better content.

Google's Marissa Mayer, VP of local, maps and location services, announced in blog post that the Google will "collaborate with Zagat to bring the power of Google search and Google Maps to their products and users, and to bring their innovation, trust and wealth of experience to our users."



The terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

The acquisition not only underscores Google's efforts to build out its local products, but also the web company's shift to become a content provider.


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    DebsFreebies
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on September 8, 2011
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    Wow...Google is really taking over.
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    • orangearrows
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      Posted by orangearrows on September 8, 2011
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      Yeah - more like taking over our daily lives.
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    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on September 8, 2011
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    They tried to buy Yelp last year but that didn't work out.
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    lootango
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    Posted by lootango on September 8, 2011
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    Crazy, I did a Google search on Google acquistions and Google has acquired more than 100 companies over the past ten years. That's a pretty big list...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L....._by_Google
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    psplove
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    Posted by psplove on September 8, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    They have lot of money..
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    DebsFreebies
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on September 8, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Makes me feel old. I remember when google first came out.

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