Google Buys Germany’s DailyDeal for Its Daily Deals (Duh)

When Google failed to snap up Groupon, it decided to build out its own local commerce business. Now it is expanding its reach through acquisitions. The latest is DailyDeal, according to the company, a daily deals site founded in Berlin two years ago that now operates in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Previously, Google acquired Dealmap, a San Francisco-based service that aggregates deals from dozens of providers.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik