Google acquires Like.com (consumer goods e-commerce)
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Consideration: $100 million (Source: TechCrunch)
Google acquires Like.com, a clothing and consumer goods visual search website from Menlo Ventures, Bay Partners, BlueRun Ventures, Leapfrog Ventures, CrossLink Capital, Inc. and First Round Capital.
The Like.com deal, plus other acquisitions that include web travel site ITA, indicate that Google may be moving closer to developing an e-commerce platform.
November 2010 -- Google launches boutiques.com, a fashion search website. The sites is based on Like's technology.
September 2011 -- Google’s push into the fashion world isn't meeting its traffic goals, and the company is pointing Boutiques.com to a newly redesigned Google Product Search.
October 2011 -- Munjal Shah, Like co-founder, leaves Google.
January 2013 -- Munjal Shah co-founds HealthEquity, established on the principle that the best way to improve the world's health is not to focus on the unhealthy, but rather celebrate the 50 million Americans who take care of their health. The company has developed a “FICO" score for health to use in finding people with positive health equity.
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