Today in tech: Google eats Groupon. Or thinks about it. The price tag? Billions. Unless, of course, Groupon offers some sort of a discount… (via Techland)
As we were saying, as part of their quest to eat the Internet, the good folks at Google are reportedly nearing a deal to buy Groupon, one of the fastest growing start-ups in history.
Citing “people with direct knowledge of the matter,” the New York Times reports the offer will be in the $5 to $6 billion range. That would make this Google’s biggest buy yet.
The details of the deal are still murky, but NewsFeed is already pondering the possibility of a new name.
Sure, ‘Groupon’ — a combination of ‘group’ and ‘coupon’— is clever. But we’ve already got Google Mail, Google Maps and Google Docs — next stop, Google Deals?
Or they could go with our original suggestion: Goopon. Anybody? Read more at Techland.