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Google Latitude check-in deals now available across the US

Recently, Google has been busy beefing up Latitude to make it more competitive with other location apps -- and more fun to use. Location history was added recently, iOS users can post check-ins via Latitude, and now Google has begun rolling out location-based deals which are tied to the service. If you're in the U.S., you can now score local savings at participating merchants by checking in...

Bing Deals for iPhone and Android aggregates daily deals on m.bing.com

Bing has launched a new addition to its mobile portal for iOS and Android. Bing Deals gives you access to more than 200,000 unique offers in 14,000 cities and towns across the US. The data is aggregated from deals providers such as Groupon, Living Social, Restaurant.com, as well as many others. Bing Deals is powered by The Dealmap, "a leading source for people to find and share the best local...

Groupon launches Gaopeng.com coupon site in China

With a population of more than 1.3 billion people, getting your app launched inside China's borders could be a very good thing for business. That's what Groupon thinks, too, and its new China spin-off Gaopeng.com aims to bring local deals to connected Chinese users. Estimates peg the number of Internet users in China at around half a billion. Groupon will be fighting for market share with...

Groupon brings its discount deals to BlackBerry

BlackBerry users can now take advantage of deep discount service Groupon, famous for offering one hugely discounted local deal per day. The Groupon BlackBerry app makes it easy to check out available deals and purchase them with a minimum of fuss. It joins Groupon's existing mobile lineup, including iPhone and Android apps. With Groupon for BlackBerry, you can avoid the hassle of printing and...

Rumor squashed: Google fails to buy Groupon -- for $6 billion!

I'm sad to announce that Google has failed to acquire Groupon, thus vanquishing all chances of ever seeing a website called Goopon. The shocking thing is, not only has Google failed to snap up Groupon, but the original, rumored figure -- a paltry $2.5 billion -- was way off the mark. Google's final offer was closer to $6 billion! Considering Groupon was valued at $1.35 billion only seven months...

Google rumored to have bought Groupon for $2.5 billion

It seems, if unnamed insider sources and some speculation from TechCrunch are to be believed, that Google has just bought Groupon, the deal-of-the-day website, for $2.5 billion. Yahoo tried, and failed, to buy Groupon for over $3 billion earlier this year, but little is known about why the deal fell apart. That Google has now apparently bought them for 'only' $2.5 billion would suggest that...

PayPal to launch a new, social, group-buying tool called Shoptimist

With the a groan-worthy name, and equally tired slogan -- "Positively awesome shopping!" -- PayPal looks set to launch a new service called Shoptimist. Details are thin, but it looks like Shoptimist will be a Groupon with emphasis on real-world, physical products. Fellow shoppers will band together to get cheaper deals from suppliers -- and the more people that join in, the better the deal....