Today in Tech: Google snaps up Zagat

September 9, 2011: 8:46 AM ET

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* Ousted Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz had some choice words for the company's board -- "These people f---ed me over," she told colleague Pattie Sellers -- despite having a non-disparaging clause in her employee contract. (Fortune)

* Google (GOOG) bought restaurant and travel guide Zagat, presumably for less than $66 million. (TechCrunch)

* Meanwhile, Google also introduced a new music discovery service, Magnifier, that introduces music to new users based on their preferences. (9 to 5 Google)

* Reports speculate that Facebook will launch a music service of its own later this month in cooperation with streaming services Spotify, MOG, and Rdio. (CNN)

* Twitter CEO Dick Costolo held a company "State of the Union" yesterday highlighting some new user numbers. There are now 100 million active users -- users who log in at least once a month -- with half of those users signing in at least once a day. (Fortune)

* Entrepreneur and Sling co-founder Blake Krikorian has joined Amazon's (AMZN) board. (All Things D)

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JP Mangalindan
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JP Mangalindan is a San Francisco-based writer at Fortune, covering Silicon Valley. Since joining in 2010, he has written on a wide array of topics, from the turnaround of eBay to the evolution of net neutrality. A graduate of Fordham University, Mangalindan has also written for GQ, Popular Science, and Entertainment Weekly.

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