Google buys eatery review service

Google says it has bought the restaurant-review service Zagat.

It comes as the internet search leader is trying to help people connect with local businesses and sell ads to local merchants in the process.

In a blog post, Google said Zagat "will be a cornerstone of our local offering".

Zagat offers reviews and ratings on restaurants around the world, based largely on surveys of diners.

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