Thursday, October 27, 2011

Google's 3Q shopping spree snags 27 more companies - seattlepi.com

Nooglers by the building full

Google spent more than $500 million to buy another 27 companies during the third quarter, ensuring this year will be busiest shopping spree in the Internet search leader's history.

The number emerged Wednesday in a quarterly report that included another previously undisclosed piece of information: Google Inc. paid $151 million in cash for the Zagat Survey, a renowned restaurant review publisher that Google bought to counter the popularity of Yelp's business rating service.

Google's 3Q shopping spree snags 27 more companies - seattlepi.com

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