Moreover, contrary to earlier reports, Bazaarvoice complied with the letter and spirit of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. Bazaarvoice was not required to report this transaction under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act because PowerReviews was so small it failed to meet the government's own required "size-of-person test" that triggers mandatory notification and pre-clearance process. We are surprised that the DOJ would choose to invest scarce and valuable resources in challenging a consummated transaction of an entity that made under $12 million in revenues in its most recent fiscal year. Put simply, at the time it was acquired, PowerReviews was in no way the viable competitive threat the DOJ's complaint tries to suggest.
Although we are preparing for our day in court, our principal focus is to continue to serve our clients with a full range of social software that helps them engage powerfully with their customers.
Bazaarvoice, a leading social software company, assists clients in bringing the voice of the customer to the center of business strategy. With over 2,000 clients globally, including over half of the Internet Retailer 500, over 20 percent of the Fortune 500 and over one-third of the Fortune 100, Bazaarvoice helps clients to leverage social data derived from online word of mouth content to increase sales, acquire new customers, improve marketing effectiveness, enhance consumer engagement across channels, increase success of new product launches, improve existing products and services, effectively scale customer support, decrease product returns and enable retailers to launch and manage on-site advertising solutions and site monetization strategies. This online word of mouth content can be syndicated across Bazaarvoice's global network of client websites, shopper media sites and mobile devices, making the user-generated content that digital consumers trust accessible at multiple points of purchase. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Bazaarvoice has offices in Amsterdam, London, Munich, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Stockholm and Sydney. For more information, visit
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