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Google Parts Ways With Zagat Brand After 7 Years

The dining guide was purchased by a small restaurant review company

(Newser) - Perhaps the most iconic of all dining guides, Zagat will be sold by Google after seven years under the tech behemoth. Per the New York Times , Google will give up the brand to a restaurant review company called The Infatuation after purchasing it for $151 million in 2011. The sale...

Zagat's 30-Point Scale Is No More

The 35-year-old restaurant guide just got a major overhaul

(Newser) - Thirty-five years after it was founded in New York, the Zagat restaurant guide is ditching its 30-point rating scale to better compete with companies like Yelp and TripAdvisor, Bloomberg reports. A survey of Zagat customers found they wanted something simpler, so Google, which bought the company in 2011, launched a...

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