Google Grows Again With Zagat Acquisition

| September 8, 2011 | Reply

For anyone living under a rock lately, it might be news that Google has been busy. Busy buying big companies, that is. To the rest of us, however, not much of a surprise to hear they’ve been at it again. Announced today, Google has acquired Zagat, a worldwide leader in restaurant reviews and ratings. Seems like a good fit already, given Google could easily utilize the Zagat content with tools like Places and Maps. In a new city, not really sure where you are, but starving? Pull up one of your favorite Google apps and find out the best place to eat…coming soon to a smartphone near you (presumably).

From the Google blog:

“Zagat will be a cornerstone of our local offering—delighting people with their impressive array of reviews, ratings and insights, while enabling people everywhere to find extraordinary (and ordinary) experiences around the corner and around the world.

With Zagat, we gain a world-class team that has more experience in consumer based-surveys, recommendations and reviews than anyone else in the industry. Founded by Tim and Nina Zagat more than 32 years ago, Zagat has established a trusted and well-loved brand the world over, operating in 13 categories and more than 100 cities.”

Source: Google blog via: androidcentral

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