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  • Google-owned Zagat app finally gets a makeover, becomes useful again

    Google-owned Zagat app finally gets a makeover, becomes useful again

    Zagat, the restaurant review service Google acquired in 2011, has finally been given a mobile makeover today following years of what have been only minor updates and bug fix releases. Launching first on iOS, the updated Zagat app features a refreshed logo and new look-and-feel, as well as features that tailor the app to the individual user. Before today’s refresh, the app had a… Read More

  • Google Relaunches Zagat’s Website And Mobile Apps, No Payment Or Registration Required

    Google Relaunches Zagat’s Website And Mobile Apps, No Payment Or Registration Required

    Google today gave Zagat, the restaurant review service it acquired in 2011, a set of new mobile apps for iOS and Android, as well as a complete facelift on the web. For the first time, Google says, all of the service’s ratings and reviews are now available for free and without the need to register. Read More

  • Epicurator Launches A Restaurant Review App To Create A Network For Dish Reviews And Pictures

    Epicurator Launches A Restaurant Review App To Create A Network For Dish Reviews And Pictures

    Looking for the perfect foodgasm? Epicurator, a new iPhone app, thinks it has what it takes to satisfy your needs. In the sea of online customer reviews, ratings and what people now know as “foodstagrams,” one more food-driven app has just launched in the market. Epicurator users review food on a dish-by-dish basis, which are then aggregated into an average restaurant… Read More

  • Google Launches A New Zagat App For Android

    Google Launches A New Zagat App For Android

    Google just gave the old-school dining guide Zagat, which it acquired last September, a brand new (and free) Android app. The new app is available for free and, according to Google, was “re-built from the ground up.” The old paid Zagat app for Android has been discontinued and will stop functioning on October 15, 2012. To use the new app, users are required to have a Google+ account. Read More

  • Google Updates The Business Rating Scale On Google+ Local, Numbers Be Gone

    Google Updates The Business Rating Scale On Google+ Local, Numbers Be Gone

    Google rolled out its own integrated, social review system for businesses with Google+ Local in May of this year. Not only was this a nice addition for Google+, but it finally utilized Google’s acquisition of Zagat. Having said that, I haven’t used the service all that much, because there are some usability issues there. Read More

  • Report Puts Google’s Zagat Purchase At $151 Million

    Report Puts Google’s Zagat Purchase At $151 Million

    The purchase price of Google’s acquisition of restaurant review and guide source Zagat has been pinpointed at $151 million in cash, according to an SEC filing by the company itself and reported by Reuters. Read More

  • Marissa Mayer Teaches Us How To Pronounce “Zagat”

    Marissa Mayer Teaches Us How To Pronounce “Zagat”

    Today at TechCrunch Disrupt, the closing talk was between Michael Arrington and Google’s Marissa Mayer. As Mike noted, the two of them have been on stage together more than any other interview duo at TechCrunch events, so it’s fitting that Mike’s final interview as a TechCrunch employee is with Mayer. He focused on one thing: Zagat. Mayer led the recent acquisition of the… Read More

  • Google Acquires Zagat To Flesh Out Local Reviews

    Google Acquires Zagat To Flesh Out Local Reviews

    Google has acquired Zagat, one of the most well-known names in restaurant reviews. Zagat is best known for its small guidebooks (the dead-tree sort) that offer reviews and recommendations on restaurants around the world. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Zagat was founded back in 1979, and, according to the company, now includes ratings and reviews submitted by 350,000… Read More

  • Ted Zagat (Of Zagat Survey Fame) Joins Facebook To Work On Payments Business

    Facebook has scored a new talent win today—Univision’s Ted Zagat. Yes, of Zagat Survey fame. Ted is the son of Tim and Nina Zagat, the founders of the local entertainment and restaurant guide mini-empire. Zagat was the President of his family business from 1999 to 2007. From 2007 until recently, he managed Univision’s Franchise Development & Strategic Partnerships… Read More

  • Zagat.com Relaunches With More Free Content Including Maps, Lists, Third-Party Reviews

    Restaurant review company Zagat is best known for its print surveys that review and rank the best restaurants, bars and more in a particular city or region. But with the success of user-generated review site Yelp, Zagat has steadily been upgrading its online offerings, striking partnerships with Foursquare and Foodspotting and releasing mobile apps. For the most part, the company’s… Read More

  • Foodspotting Investors Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are With $750K Seed Round

    Foodspotting Investors Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are With $750K Seed Round

    People love taking pictures of food. It’s just a fact of life. Don’t even bother arguing about it. It’s just the way it is. Case in point: Foodspotting, the service which asks you to take pictures of your food to share with others. People love this service. Since its initial launch in January 2010 (we first covered it in March), people around the world have… Read More

  • Zagat Wins Foursquare's Battle Of The Brands

    At least according to the folks at custom badge site Osnapz, who have created a Foursquare brand leaderboard stack ranking the location based service’s many promiscuous partnerships in terms of follower count, with Zagat in the top slot at 48,136. For the uninitiated, the leaderboard is a glimpse into some of the more obscure Foursquare brand tie-ins and badges, some of them holdovers… Read More