Google steps up their Places strategy with Zagat acquisition

Google steps up their Places strategy with Zagat acquisition || “Google Buys Zagat” http://ow.ly/6pffe

After a failed attempt late in 2009 to acquire Yelp for $550 million plus earn-outs (sources reported at the time they were considering a 2013 IPO), Google has found another partner in Zagat to provide them with high-quality content to augment their burgeoning Places business.


I’d be remiss if I didn’t post something somewhat amusing about the common problem people seem to have with respect to the correct prononciation of “Zagat” which – according to Wikipedia –  is uttered /zəˈɡæt/ and rhymes with “the cat”.  So now you know.

What does this mean for the future of the daily deals industry?

Facebook dealsWhat does this mean for the future of the daily deals industry? || “Facebook kills off Groupon competitor” http://ow.ly/6fEPD