MSN In Talks to Buy Shopzilla

29 Nov

MSN is in preliminary discussions with Scripps to purchase Shopzilla, according to a source at MSN associated with the talks. It’s no secret that Scripps is looking to sell Shopzilla, and that they are hoping to recoup the $525 million that they paid for it in 2005.  Initial talks have the proposed sales price significantly below the 500-600 million asking price.  

MSN is said to want to expand its shopping reach to better compete with Google Product Search and Yahoo Shopping.

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6 Responses to “MSN In Talks to Buy Shopzilla”

  1. Joe November 29, 2007 at 4:12 pm #

    E.W. Scripps made a press release yesterday stating Shopzilla is not for sale. Thoughts on how valid this rumor is?

  2. surgesilk November 30, 2007 at 9:38 am #

    This came from someone inside one of those two companies. I’m not going to disclose which to protect their anonymity.

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