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Bay Area To Test Out Facebook’s Alternative To Groupon

Facebook will soon begin testing a service that will provide its members local discounts, a move that will put it in direct competition with daily-deals giant Groupon.

CBS San Francisco–03/15/2011

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Groupon Rejects Google Bid, Stays Independent For Now

Published reports are saying that Google’s attempt to buy local-coupon site Groupon appears to have failed for now.

CBS San Francisco–12/04/2010

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Google In Talks To Buy Online Deal Maker Groupon

Google Inc. may be close to buying online discount service Groupon in a deal worth as much as $6 billion in what would be the search company’s largest acquisition ever, according to published reports.

CBS San Francisco–11/30/2010

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Yahoo Strikes Partnerships To Lure Bargain Hunters

Yahoo is turning its U.S. website into an outlet for bargain hunter Groupon and more than a dozen other similar services.

CBS San Francisco–11/16/2010