jellyfish.pngMicrosoft has purchased comparison shopping company

Madison, Wisconsin-based is a search engine that returns lists of rebated items from sellers, ranked according to price, showing buyers the full price of items including the rebate provided by the seller.

The company’s twist: When a buyer purchases something from a seller, shares at least half of the referral fee with the buyer that it makes from the seller.

Microsoft’s Live Search team blogs that’s technology may be put to use for shopping and commerce-related aspects of Live Search.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Jellyfish raised $5 million in funding from private equity funds Kegonsa Capital Partners and Clyde Street Investments last fall.

VentureBeat's mission is to be a digital town square for technical decision-makers to gain knowledge about transformative enterprise technology and transact. Discover our Briefings.