As part of its plan for total domination, Google has acquired Zagat, the 32-year-old father of user-review guides. According to the official Google blog, “Zagat will be a cornerstone of [their] local offering,” meaning you’ll probably find a new and improved Google Places and Maps with Zagat reviews.
Details about the deal were not released, but Google was willing to pay more than $500 million to Yelp back in 2009. That deal fell through for unknown reasons, but we’re excited to see what Google will do with Zagat’s hefty influence. [TechCrunch]
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