Google resells print rights to Frommer guide founder

Google said it had "returned" the print rights for Frommer's travel books to company founder Arthur Frommer
Google said it had "returned" the print rights for Frommer's travel books to company founder Arthur Frommer less than a year after acquiring the popular tourist guides.

Google said Thursday it had "returned" the print rights for Frommer's travel books to company founder Arthur Frommer less than a year after acquiring the popular tourist guides.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

said in a statement it was "focused on providing high-quality to help people quickly discover and share great places" and had been integrating the Frommer's content into Google+ Local and our other Google services.

"We can confirm that we have returned the Frommer's brand to its founder and are licensing certain travel content to him," a Google spokesperson said.

The move comes eight months after Google said it was acquiring the Frommer's brand and its travel content from US publishing house John Wiley & Sons.

Google added the Zagat restaurant review to its Google+ social network last year, as it rolled out a new local search feature that takes on services such as Yelp.


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