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Search Giant Google Acquires Frommer’s To Step Up Travel Business
2012-08-14 08:38:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Internet search king Google Inc. announced Monday that it is close to closing a deal with travel guidebooks line Frommer´s. The acquisition is seen as an effort for Google to amass a stockpile of publishing content to strengthen its role in the online travel broker business. The acquisition comes nearly a year after the $151-million purchase of Zagat Survey, which offers reviews of restaurants, hotels and other hotspots...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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