Google Buys Zagat: Reviews Platform is the Focus

Google’s march into local reached another milestone today with the acquisition of Zagat, a major, international provider of high end restaurant and lifestyle reviews in 100+ cities. Zagat remains a major player in a reviews space it pioneered in 1979. In addition to hosting its patented “30 point” reviews from some 350,000 “surveyors.” Zagat has a … Read more

Zagat Dives into Local Health Ratings With WellPoint/Anthem

Zagat, the publisher of consumer reviews and guides for restaurants, nightlife, hotels and attractions, has licensed out its name and reviewer system to WellPoint. The health care insurer will publish Zagat-branded health reviews for its WellPoint and Anthem BlueCross customers, reportsThe New York Times.  The product extension for Zagat, which has local guides in major cities around … Read more