Google Buys Zagat


Google has purchased the restaurant guide and review publication Zagat. The purchase will help Google’s Places initiative by adding Zagat’s reviews and ratings to search results. Google has been trying to make a purchase like this for a while, allowing it to compete with sites like Yelp and Yahoo. Read the full article at

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit


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