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Google Buys Zagat Restaurant Review Service

Google has bought the restaurant review service Zagat as it tries to help people connect with local businesses.

09/08/2011

Google Strikes Deal To Add Admeld To Arsenal

The agreement announced Monday calls for Google Inc. to buy a 3-year-old startup called Admeld. Based in New York, Admeld specializes in technology that helps websites make more money by selecting ads most likely to generate the most revenue.

CBS San Francisco–06/13/2011

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Microsoft To Buy Skype For $8.5 Billion

Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy the popular Internet telephone service Skype SA for $8.5 billion in the biggest deal in the software maker’s 36-year history.

CBS San Francisco–05/10/2011

A sign at Yahoo headquarters in Sunnyvale. (AP)

Yahoo Acquisition Adds Way To Share TV Show Info

Yahoo has bought the maker of mobile software that makes it easier for people to let their friends know what TV shows they’re watching.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/25/2011

An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

Feds Clear Google Purchase Of Airline Travel Tracking Firm

Government officials are letting Google proceed with its $700 million purchase of airline fare tracker ITA Software. The deal will establish the Internet search giant as a key player in the online travel market.

CBS San Francisco–04/08/2011

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Charles Schwab Buys Online Trader OptionsXpress For $1B

San Francisco-based Charles Schwab is buying online brokerage services provider OptionsXpress for $1 billion.

CBS San Francisco–03/21/2011

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CBS To Buy Web Video Guide Clicker, Elevate Exec

CBS is buying the online video watching guide Clicker.com and making its co-founder the new president of CBS Interactive.

CBS San Francisco–03/04/2011

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Google, Facebook Reportedly Considering Buying Twitter

Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. have both held low-level talks with Twitter Inc. about purchasing the social networking service, according to a report published Thursday.

CBS San Francisco–02/10/2011

Oracle Corp. company headquarters in Redwood Shores. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oracle To Acquire E-Commerce Software Maker ATG

Oracle Corp. is adding to its software arsenal software with the $1 billion all-cash deal announced Tuesday for a company called Art Technology Group Inc., which helps businesses interact with online shoppers to boost sales.

CBS San Francisco–11/02/2010

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