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Google buys Frommer’s, a travel guide company

It looks like Google is getting ready to bolster up Places and Zagat with their latest purchase. It’s been announced that they’re purchasing Frommer’s, a company that provides travel guides on more than 4,300 destinations worldwide. While it’s unlikely we’ll see the fruits of their purchase (one which we don’t know the terms for) right away, you can be bet Google will be strengthening their core business with the immense database of information that Frommer’s provides, as well as using its existent technology to make for a better user experience for their Places endeavor. [Wall Street Journal]




  • aeok18109

    Only reason i recognize this is cuz of Eurotrip

  • Brendan Rossiter

    Insert EuroTrip joke here.

    • BulletTooth_Tony

      mi scuzzi

  • bob

    Frommers is very well known to those who travel. If you don’t know them its probably because you don’t travel. I’m praying Google releases these on Google Books free. Would be amazing!

  • Batjeeper

    And so begins the Googlehiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In case you forgot, the answer is 47.

    • Jwhap

      42…. the answer to life, the universe and everything.

  • David Bres

    Google Travel would be awesome.