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Speculation: Google to acquire SimplyHired
alarm:clock is reporting that Google is in talks to acquire SimplyHired, a job listing aggregator. VC Ratings does not believe the deal will go through as they believe that Google can create a job search should they desire. But SimplyHired is a media and industry darling and is well respected in Mountain View, home of Google.
I could see Google acquiring Simply Hired just like they did with writely and the others. While I agree with VC Ratings that SH provides a search mechanism, they have some "ins" which could prove beneficial for Google in negotiating later deals (i.e. MySpace).
Kristen notes that neither company provided any comment and Mike notes that, "Simply Hired president Dion Lim, who confirmed that there is “lots of interest in us” from a number of parties but would not comment directly on the rumored deal." I thought I was pretty tight with the Simply Hired team so perhaps if any deal news does come out, I may hear about it quickly.
Indeed is the largest player in the job aggregator market and both companies are doing some great things currently. Check out our previous coverage of Simply Hired and Indeed and my State of the Web: Jobs analysis from February.
This continues my belief of 2007 = year of the acquisition and merger.