Google Offers a Reasonably Priced Coffee at Starbucks

Google Offers, the search giant’s Groupon clone, will be offering a $10 Starbucks gift card tomorrow for half off. For every one sold, Google will donate $3, or up to $3 million, to Create Jobs for USA. National deals are used by daily deal providers to drum up thousands of new subscribers. Last month, AmazonLocal, which also is a new entry in the space, sold one million Amazon gift cards in 17 hours.


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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