Google tried to buy GroupOn. It offered the deals service $6bn and GroupOn said no. Looks like that was a silly move as Google’s own deals plans have been revealed with Google Offers in its testing phase.
Google Offers was revealed in a cache of leaked documents but has been confirmed by Google. The service will send one local deal-of-the-day via email to users and those deals will be time limited and require a certain number of users to snap them up before they’re activated.