25 Jan '11, 2am

Google has confirmed it is building an online shopping service that would compete with Groupon

Google has confirmed it is building an online shopping service that would compete with Groupon

A sign marks the location of the Groupon headquarters. Google is building an online shopping bargain service which would compete with Groupon. -- PHOTO: AFP SAN FRANCISCO - GOOGLE confirmed on Monday that it is building an online shopping bargain service that would compete with start-up Groupon, which reportedly spurned a takeover bid by the Internet titan. 'Google is communicating with small businesses to enlist their support and participation in a test of a pre-paid offers/vouchers program,' a company spokesman told AFP. 'This initiative is part of an ongoing effort at Google to make new products, such as the recent Offer Ads beta, that connect businesses with customers in new ways.' Google declined to comment on reports that the service would be called 'Offers' and operate in a style similar to Groupon, which emails members daily deals from local businesses. The Interne...

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Google's outgoing CEO to get a US$100m 'award'

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straitstimes.com 24 Jan '11, 1am

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Google to open Malaysia office

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channelnewsasia.com 26 Jan '11, 7am

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