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Google buys Zagat to compete in a rapidly growing local commerce market

  This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads Google announced yesterday that it just “got Zagat rated”, a reference to its plans to acquire restaurant and review company Zagat. Founded by Tim and Nina Zagat in 1979, the well-known guidebooks have expanded to more than 100 cities. Though late to joining the mobile…

Giddy-up? New Saddle Seats Offer a “High Density” Airplane Seating Alternative

Photograph by: Lucy Nicholson, Reuters Just when you thought you couldn’t get any more cramped on a plane. Aviointeriors, an Italian aircraft seating manufacturer showed off these seats at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Long Beach, CA. According to the press release, their thinking goes: the more passengers on the plane, the lower the ticket…

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