Google Buys Restaurant Review Service Zagat

Google announced on its company blog Thursday that it has acquired Zagat, the popular restaurant reviews service. Users will immediately start seeing Zagat’s content integrated in Google searches and Google Maps.

A new version to Google Maps version 5.10.0 now lets users add specific photos to Places and automatically shows places they’ve rated 4 or 5 stars on the map, which gives them a better look at places they’ve enjoyed in the past. Users can place photos of food or decor from a restaurant and attach it to the dining location.

As of 5:30 p.m. Friday, September 9, 2011, the three restaurants with the top percentages of "Like it" ratings on ZAGAT were La Tasca (92%), Wildfish (77%) and Salsa 17 (76%).

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