Posts Tagged ‘Google’

Google Goes All Crazy Eddie With Zagat Guidebook Sale

Internet giant Google shelled out some $151 million to acquire venerable restaurant rater  Zagat Survey this past fall. The deal brought Google a whole slew of reviews and other handy dining information for its users' daily searches. Ah, but, what to do with all those antiquated skinny red guidebooks? How bout a fire sale? Over […]

This Deal Is ‘Impeccable': Google Gobbles Up Zagat [UPDATED]

Iconic restaurant guide Zagat Survey has been acquired by Internet search giant Google, the New York Times reports. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. [UPDATE: The Wall Street Journal pegs the purchase price at around $125 million.] But survey founders Tim and Nina Zagat cheekily awarded the transaction a full 30 points on their […]

The Day in Food-Related April Fool’s Jokes

Falafel shots and hot dog air coming soon to a mobile vendor near you! For Y&H, there's usually a pattern to my April Fool's Day, and it goes like this:  I login to the computer, call up Google to conduct a search, and sit there slack-jawed for a minute while reading about the Google Gulp […]