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TripAdvisor purchases Oyster.com

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October 15, 2013 09:17 AM EST | AP


NEWTON, Mass. — NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — TripAdvisor has purchased hotel review website Oyster.com for an undisclosed amount.

The travel website operator said Tuesday that Oyster.com, which has reviews and photos for about 150 cities, will be folded into its Smarter Travel Media segment. Oyster.com will remain based in New York City.

TripAdvisor Inc. is based in Newton, Mass.

Its shares finished at $75.01 on Monday. They have traded in a 52-week range of $28.63 to $82.19.