Google Offers launches test in Portland


Google Offers launched in Portland, the company’s “social buying” service and answer to Groupon.

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Google Offers launched today in Portland, the company’s “social buying” service and answer to Groupon.

The first business to offer a deal through the service is Floyd’s Coffee, with $10 of goods offered for $3.

Google reportedly tried to buy Groupon last year by offering up to $6 billion, but the companies couldn’t finalize the deal.

With Offers, Google also expects to expand and strengthen its relationships with local businesses and increase the amount of advertising dollars they spend with the company.

Still, Google clearly would have preferred to get to this market much earlier, considering the eye-popping growth that leader Groupon has experienced with this concept.

Read more at PC World.

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