Thursday, July 11, 2013
Shopzilla Buys Zappli
Los Angeles-based comparison shopping site Shopzilla said this morning that it has acquired Zappli, a developer of mobile applications. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Zappli develops a mobile app called InstaBuy, which helps e-commerce sites with quick online checkout via phone, as well as myShopanion, a social shopping app for mobie users. ShopZilla said that Zappli's entire team has joined ShopZilla, with co-founder and CEO Philippe Suchet becoming Chief Strategy Officer of ShopZilla. ShopZilla is owned by private equity firm Symphony Technology Group; it also runs brands Bizrate, Beso, Shopzilla, Retrevo, RobotOatmeal, PrixMoinsCher, and SparDeinGeld.