NexTag

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Nextag, Inc.
Type Private
Industry Comparison Shopping
Founded 1999
Headquarters San Mateo, California, United States
Key people Jeffrey G. Katz, president
Employees 200+ (2011)
Website Nextag.com

Nextag is a price comparison service website.[1] It started originally as a website where buyers and sellers could negotiate prices for computers and electronics products. The current business model with a focus on comparison shopping has existed since 2000.[2] In June 2007, Providence Equity Partners purchased a two-thirds majority of the company.[3] It was ranked by Time magazine as one of the fifty best websites of 2008.[4]

Nextag's headquarters are in San Mateo, California. Additional offices are in London, Tokyo and Gurgaon, India.

On 9 November 2010, Nextag announced the acquisition of nextcoupons.com.[5] In October 2011, Nextag acquired thingbuzz, a real-time social shopping platform that tracks the conversation about products in the social media sphere, in a bid to socialize the online shopping experience for its users.[6]

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  1. ^ NexTag.com About Nextag
  2. ^ Marshall, Matt. „Surviving, Thriving. Ojha's Determination Helps Rescue Nextag from Dot-Com Crash“. San Jose Mercury News. 8. April 2005. Retrieved on 2008-09-23
  3. ^ Delaney, Kevin (2007-06-09). "NexTag Sells Stake to Private Equity". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 
  4. ^ Hamilton, Anita (2008-06-17). "NexTag (in "50 Best Web Sites of 2008")". Time Magazine. Retrieved 2010-12-05. 
  5. ^ NexTag Acquires Online Coupon Provider, NextCoupons.com 2010-11-09. Retrieved 2010-12-11.
  6. ^ "Nextag Socializes Online Shopping with Thingbuzz Acquisition". prnewswire. Retrieved 13 November 2011.