Let’s Make a Deal: Google Eyes Groupon?

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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)

…Get it?

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.

(Read ‘Are You Qualified To Be One of Google’s 2000 New Hires?)

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.

(Read ‘The Gap Coupon: Groupon Goes Corporate.’)

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.