InfoWorld: Microsoft buys comparative shopping site

So much going on in Microsoft its hard to keep up …

… Microsoft has bought comparative shopping Web site, which gives its customers a cut of advertising revenue from retailers, offering a rebate on purchases made through the site.

Microsoft sees as a way to augment its e-commerce and search offerings, although no details were immediately available on how the company may transform the site or wrap it into other offerings. Microsoft revealed the acquisition in a blog posting Tuesday, but did not say how much it paid for the site.

“We think the technology has some interesting potential applications as we continue to invest heavily in shopping and commerce as a key component of Live Search,” Microsoft’s search engine blog announced. …

Source: Microsoft buys comparative shopping site
Author: (Jeremy Kirk)
Date originally published: Tue, 02 Oct 2007 12:04:06 GMT