Google Acquires Retail Solution Makers RangeSpan

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Google has acquired RangeSpan, a company that made solutions to get the right products from suppliers to the right retailers. Here it is explained:

Here's a demo of its search:

A message on the RangeSpan site says:

We are very happy to announce that Rangespan is joining Google. We will continue to work on services for shoppers and retailers at Google, and we’re super excited about the opportunities to come.

As part of the change, we will wind down Rangespan's services. We’ve already begun working individually with each of our retailers and suppliers on this process.

According to TechCrunch, which spoke with founder Ryan Regan, Google will use the acquisition to add big data inventory management to Google Shopping.

Terms were not disclosed.

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