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Analysts: US$6B for Groupon a bad deal for Google

Juan Carlos Perez | Dec. 1, 2010
Google could find cheaper alternatives to boost its presence in the online coupon market, according to analysts

"It's a smart buy in the abstract. I just question the price tag," he said.

If the deal collapses, Groupon has other suitors, reportedly including Yahoo, and it could also become a public company. "Groupon would have a viable IPO," Sterling said.

Neither Google nor Groupon responded to requests for comment.


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