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Google to buy Yelp for $500 million or more?

By Matthew ยท 6 replies
Dec 18, 2009
  1. Google is reportedly in closing negotiations to buy Yelp, the local business review site founded in 2004 by two PayPal veterans. An acquisition price has not been disclosed, but sources close to the deal said it is more than $500 million.

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  2. poundsmack

    poundsmack TS Rookie Posts: 74

    google is buying up everything, EVERYTHING! people are afraid of MS but has anyone worried that Google is taking over? personally is scares the crap out of me. they own all of the information, they will now all of what your doing, where your located, your contacts (via android), they are comming out with an OS, i mean they are flooding every market sector they can, buying their way in.

    now don't get my wrong, Google has done a lot good especially for open source, but still... i just have one of those bad feelings here....
  3. poundsmack

    poundsmack TS Rookie Posts: 74

  4. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,144   +1,651

    Yeah, it is a little unnerving how powerful and all-encompassing Google has become with their "acquisitions."

    But I thought Yelp was small potatoes. I check Yelp out every once in a while for a restaurant review, but thought it was more locally driven. If Google is going to cut a check for something that basic, I think I'll start up my own website. I'll do something like review milk or kitty litter. See how long before Google wants it and cuts me a check for 1/2 billion dollars. ;)
  5. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,571   +2,053

    In 2100 google bought Earth. The moon is still being negotiated.
  6. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 527   +8

    Google really is taking over everything they can get their hands on. They are going for the vertical integration monopoly route by getting us to try to use all of their products from searching/email/mapping/etc. . . Well at least in the short term if they have good products i will use them :)
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