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Examining OpenTable’s $10 Million Foodspotting Acquisition

Examining OpenTable's $10 Million Foodspotting Acquisition

In a move that is so logical, we’re surprised it didn’t happen earlier, Foodspotting announced today that they’re being acquired by OpenTable.

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Rumored: CNN to Acquire Mashable for $200 Million

Rumored: CNN to Acquire Mashable for $200 Million

Should the rumors prove to be true, it would only confirm that life is not fair. Not only would a $200 million acquisition price tag be 6 to 10 times what AOL paid for TechCrunch and their network of sites, but it would also value the site’s visitors even higher than AOL did in its merger with the Huffington Post.

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Google Picks Up Zagat to Bolster Local Reviews

Google Picks Up Zagat to Bolster Local Reviews

Everyone remembers Google’s loss on Groupon, but before that they couldn’t seal the deal with Yelp either. Fast forward a few years, and Google has a Groupon competitor under way, but no product to pose a significant challenge to Yelp. Since it seems like most of the product team power has been dedicated to Google+ (and they even missed a few things there), rather than trying to catch up solely through their own branded local ratings Google acquired the 32-year-old, consumer-led restaurant review company Zagat.

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Jimmy Choo Acquired By Labelux for More Than $800 Million

Jimmy Choo Acquired By Labelux for More Than $800 Million

AAfter months of speculation as to who might acquire the 15-year-old luxury shoe and accessory label, Jimmy Choo has been acquired by Labelux for £500 million (approximately $806 million at current exchange rates).

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Nordstrom Acquires Hautelook for $270 Million: What It Means for Department Stores and Discounts

Nordstrom Acquires Hautelook for $270 Million: What It Means for Department Stores and Discounts

While Gilt and Groupon may be top of mind in their categories, here’s another reminder that some very profitable things are happening with brands who have marketshare, even if they don’t lead in mindshare: Hautelook, the flash sales site which launched in December 2007, was just acuiqred by Nordstrom for $270 million.

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AOL Acquires the Huffington Post for $315 Million, Our Prediction for the Next Acquisition

AOL Acquires the Huffington Post for $315 Million, Our Prediction for the Next Acquisition

AOL’s on quite the blog acquiring spree lately. Following the reported $25-40 million acquisition of the TechCrunch network, AOL’s next acquisition is of the extremely popular site the Huffington Post.

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Google’s $6 Billion Deal of the Day: Charting Groupon’s Astronomical Growth

Google's $6 Billion Deal of the Day: Charting Groupon's Astronomical Growth

When we first wrote about Groupon, it was a year-old startup where being a member was akin to being part of a small club. Today, it’s the subject of intense Google acquisition speculation, with the New York Times putting the purchase price between $5 and $6 billion.

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Playdom’s Big Win: Disney Acquisition Could Be Worth $763.2 Million

Playdom's Big Win: Disney Acquisition Could Be Worth $763.2 Million

If you use Facebook – and at this point, nearly everyone does, you’ve surely seen friends requesting farm equipment for Farmville, clothes in Sorority Life, cooking supplies in Cafe World, or any number of items for any number of social games that dominate the platform.

Playdom, the company behind Sorority Life, Social City and Treetopia among many others, was officially acquired today by Disney for $563.2 million, with the potential for another $200 million based on performance.

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Imran Amed's Signature9

Imran Amed's Signature9
The Business of Fashion editor introduces us to his signature style items

Diane Pernet's Signature9

Diane Pernet's Signature9
Fashion blogger and film festival creator, Diane Pernet, shares nine of her favorite things

Video interview with Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld

90 Seconds with Carine Roitfeld
In a Signature9 exclusive, we catch up with the Vogue Paris editor-in-chief