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Google's price for Zagat $125 million, says WSJ

Purchase price for popular restaurant review company comes in at 1 percent the price of Motorola Mobility.

By September 9, 2011


Google buys virtual-currency start-up

Tech giant is adding to its social-media arsenal with the acquisition of Jambool, which helps other sites build virtual-currency infrastructures.

By August 15, 2010


Google rumored to buy virtual-currency start-up

Jambool, the manufacturer of a product called Social Gold, is said to have been purchased for a total of about $70 million, according to a blog report.

By August 9, 2010


Another day, another social start-up for Google

SocialDeck becomes the latest start-up to join Google, as the search giant works feverishly over the summer months to build out its social-technology portfolio.

By August 30, 2010


Google finds another start-up for social push

Angstro is the latest acquisition finalized by Google's always active M&A team. It's the third social-media tech company Google has acquired in as many weeks.

By August 27, 2010


Facebook payments: Think virtual

It looks like Facebook will be launching a virtual currency instead of a transaction platform. The reasons are complicated, but the goals and possibilities for the social site are much loftier.

By May 22, 2009


iLike launches developer platform: Playlists rock!

Social music site lets partners and other developers embed collaborative playlists on their sites for everything from movie soundtrack tracking to party music planning.

By September 16, 2008