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Technology Google is selling off Zagat to restaurant review site The Infatuation

10:06  06 march  2018
10:06  06 march  2018 Source:   theverge.com

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Google is selling Zagat to The Infatuation for an unspecified amount. Google originally bought the restaurant review company back in 2011 for 1 million, but earlier this year, reports broke that Google was looking to sell Zagat .

Google is planning to sell off Zagat , the American restaurant review guide bought in 2011, according to a Reuters report today. The search giant has reportedly been in talks with several companies that can potentially buy the service

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Google is selling Zagat to The Infatuation for an unspecified amount, according to a report from The New York Times. Google had originally bought the restaurant review company back in 2011 for $151 million, but earlier this year reports broke that Google was looking to sell Zagat off.

Since that acquisition, Zagat restaurant listings have been integrated into Google Maps and Google employees have been running Zagat.com, but the company has failed to steward the review site, which has become less important over time, while more useful online services like longtime competitor Yelp have grown to dominate the space.

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It isn’t known right now how much Zagat will sell for, but Google picked up the restaurant review service back in 2011 for 1 million. As a result, Google is offloading the restaurant review service. As for what happens with Zagat , this latest report indicates that The Infatuation will keep it

Switch site . As rumored in early January, Google is selling Zagat after acquiring it in 2011 for 1 million. The buyer is The Infatuation , another restaurant review service that is rather similar to Google ’s original purchase.

The Infautuation is an interesting buyer for Zagat, given that its the exact sort of online-focused, upstart restaurant review service that has diminished Zagat and its once analog guides’ impact over the past few years. According to the NYT, The Infatuation is planning to keep Zagat as a separate brand, serving as a place for user-generated-content that will serve as a counterpart to The Infatuation’s own curated guides.

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