Google buys Frommer's travel books
Nick Clark is the arts correspondent of The Independent. He joined the newspaper in June 2007, initially reporting on the stock markets. He has covered beats including the City, and technology, media and telecoms and made the switch to arts in December 2011. He has also contributed articles to the sports section.
Tuesday 14 August 2012
Google has bought its second major guide book brand in less than a year, as it seeks to create more of its own content.
The search engine has agreed an undisclosed deal to buy Frommer's travel books and is set to merge the group with Zagat, the restaurant guide it bought last September. More than 75 million Frommer's guides have been sold since 1957.
Google wants to broaden its range of online content and Frommer's was particularly attractive as it covers destinations around the world.
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