Tribune, the parent of the Los Angeles Times, will pay $170 million for the company in a deal expected to close within the first quarter of 2014. In a statement Monday, Tribune said it will combine Gracenote with Tribune Media Services, which provides television and movie metadata.
"As we strategically invest in growth areas, increase our scale, and extend our core businesses, Gracenote is an ideal addition to our portfolio,"
Gracenote, which is headquartered in Emeryville, Calif., was bought by Sony in 2008. Its technology is used in mobile devices and tablet applications, including
The deal was forged by