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(Newser)   Apparently Google loves big-name guidebooks. The search giant has agreed to buy the Frommer's brand of travel guides for an undisclosed sum   (newser.com) divider line 13
    More: Interesting, Frommer, Google, Google Checkout, Zagat, John Wiley & Sons, Google loves  
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2012-08-13 01:56:32 PM
Sounds like a good excuse for a Eurotrip.


Here's a fun fact...
 
2012-08-13 02:02:56 PM
What is a guide book? Is that like a phone that's been stuck in time?
 
2012-08-13 02:51:56 PM

Lost Thought 00: What is a guide book? Is that like a phone that's been stuck in time?


Actually, I guess that what they equal for me, minus the phone... the one and only reason I even know what these are is because I worked in libraries in the 80s and 90s and remember seeing them.

It initially strikes me as kind of a strange acquisition... wonder where they're planning on going with those things.
 
2012-08-13 03:00:10 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: Sounds like a good excuse for a Eurotrip.


Here's a fun fact...


That's easy to say for a guy WHO MADE OUT WITH HIS SISTER!!
 
2012-08-13 03:12:56 PM

middleoftheday:
It initially strikes me as kind of a strange acquisition... wonder where they're planning on going with those things.


A Google Maps feature.
 
2012-08-13 03:48:21 PM
I'm surprised it took them this long.
 
2012-08-13 04:34:02 PM

Lost Thought 00: What is a guide book? Is that like a phone that's been stuck in time?


Yeah, don't really see myself using my phone much when backpacking through Southeast Asia. Have worn the fark out of some travel guides, though.
 
2012-08-13 05:08:00 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: Sounds like a good excuse for a Eurotrip.


Here's a fun fact...


Guide books are useless now since everyone has an entire collection of encyclopedias on their phones, ran up quite a bill while in europe.

Heres a tip if you think using facebook is a handy way to save bandwidth by letting everyone see it at once, just dont, we still used a shiat ton of data........
 
2012-08-13 05:54:57 PM

steamingpile: Guide books are useless now since everyone has an entire collection of encyclopedias on their phones, ran up quite a bill while in europe.


The second half of that sentence sounds like a good argument against the first half.
 
2012-08-13 07:13:13 PM
Here's a picture of Arthur Frommer from Eurotrip


jaipals.com
 
2012-08-13 09:49:33 PM

Some 'Splainin' To Do: The second half of that sentence sounds like a good argument against the first half.


Well the problem was uploading HD photos to facebook, the other shiat took up virtually no bandwidth
 
2012-08-14 10:57:08 AM
So they are going for the over 65, finally have time to travel, market
 
2012-08-14 11:55:14 AM

shpritz: middleoftheday:
It initially strikes me as kind of a strange acquisition... wonder where they're planning on going with those things.

A Google Maps feature.


Yea I am sure that Frommers has a ton of pre-written content that could easily fit into google maps or a new google-travel type page (think like a google version of trip advisor). Which is kind of cool because when searching for travel information online it would be nice to have it from an actual reputable source rather than having to sift through annoying comments from people who may or may not know what they are talking about.
 
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