Google Launches Offers in San Francisco and New York

After seeing some early success in the daily deals space in Portland, Ore., Google has rolled out Google Offers in three additional markets. This morning it launched in two San Francisco markets — The City and the East Bay — and New York City. In San Francisco, it was offering $4 off at Bob’s Donut & Pastry Shop. Google’s Offers business is a precursor to rolling out mobile payments.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work