ByronM - 5:34 pm on Dec 12, 2010 (gmt 0)
Wait 6 months and $6 billion will be cheap. Groupon is here to stay with an entirely new local based advertising model. The same model, that Google has not been able to master. Groupon has 3k employees working on 1 thing - deals deals deals. They are doing with phone calls, what Google AdWords has not been able to do with algos. Groupon has mastered local based advertising. Sky's the limit. How long before Google attempts to close Groupon?
I couldn't say it any better. Google couldn't replace groupon with an algo. Not for the sales experience nor for the customer experience. I think google just expects people to fold into their ideology Sometimes people need to be a part of the solution.. id don't think that is in googles mantra