CNET News Daily Podcast: What if Google bought Yelp?

Several sources have confirmed that the internet giant is in talks to buy the consumer reviews site for $500 million.

Is there anything Google can't or won't buy? After several acquisitions already this year, the company is reportedly closing out 2009 by negotiating a purchase of Yelp, the business reviews site, for $500 million. Also in today's podcast: Complaints to the FTC over Facebook privacy rules, Google loses a big copyright case in France, and consumer electronics companies cross their fingers for Avatar's successful release this weekend.

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Today's stories:

Google said talking buyout with Yelp

CE industry hopes 'Avatar' is a hit

FTC may enter latest Facebook privacy debacle

Google loses French copyright case

RIM beats expectations on strong BlackBerry sales

Palm's losses decline

NORAD posts rare video of its command center

About the author

Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur. E-mail Erica.

 

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