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NetRatings snaffles up Jupiter

No, not the planet...
Written by Heather McLean, Contributor

No, not the planet...

Web monitoring firm Neilsen NetRatings has snapped up its bigger rival Jupiter - making the most of its parent company's financial clout. NetRatings is part of Dutch media company vnu and was able to come up with $71.2m, or $1.95 per share, to purchase Jupiter - roughly double what Jupiter traded for on Wednesday. Both companies provide web use statistics, such as portal popularity, for their clients.
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