Google Removes Some Zagat Reviews, Says Overall Ratings For Businesses May Be Affected

Some businesses may soon find that their ratings on Google have changed for better or for worse. They’re doing away with old anonymous Zagat reviews – the ones where the person’s name is “A Zagat User.” Google’s Jade Wang wrote…

Google Launches New Zagat (Desktop, Android, iOS)

Google announced the launch of a new Zagat experience across the website and Android and iOS apps. Included is free access to its “trusted” Zagat ratings and reviews without registration (for the first time). Here’s a look: The new experience…

Google Launches New Zagat App For Android (And It’s Free)

Google has launched a new Zagat app for Android devices in one of a handful of recent Google+ Local-related announcements from the company. And in case you were wondering, it does come with a Google flavor. “While our ratings and…

Google Adjusts Ratings System For Google+ Local

Google has been rolling out an update to its local ratings system. As you may recall, Google recently made some changes to the system on Google Maps for Android, so users can choose between Poor/Fair, Good, Very Good, and Excellent.…

Google Buys Frommer’s, the Travel Guidebook Brand

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is buying Frommer’s, the travel guide book brand, from publisher John Wiley & Sons. Details of the acquisition are sparse, and the price paid for Frommer’s has not been revealed. According to…

Google+ Local Searches For The Ryan Gosling Of Bathrooms

Yes, you read the headline right. Following various Google Twitter accounts, you’ll often come across some interesting tweets. A few minutes ago, for example, Google Boston representing Google+ Local specifically, tweeted: Follow @GoogleBoston Google Boston @GoogleBoston We’re searching for the…

Google’s New Local Ratings Costing Businesses Clicks?

It seems that Google’s decision to replace its star rating system with Zagat scores for local search results isn’t a huge hit with some businesses. Do you like Google’s new approach to local business ratings? Let us know in the…

Google+ Local Reveals Google’s Plan For Zagat

Google has announced that it’s rolling out Google+ Local, which it bills as “a simple way to discover and share local information”. Google is finally revealing just what it’s going to do with it’s Zagat acquisition, as Google+ Local features…

Pulse News Launches Local Feature

News application Pulse announced today that it’s launching Local, a new category that allows users to easily discover what’s going on around them, including news, sports, food and deals. Pulse local “will always keep you in the know.” Pulse Local…

Google Acquired 79 Companies In Fiscal Year 2011

If you’re having trouble sleeping this weekend, I suggest pouring over the entire 99-page report of Google’s 10-K for the 2011 fiscal year. It. Is. Dry. However, the crew over at 9to5Google are more dedicated Google readers than I am…