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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald