bw100 - 9:37 pm on Aug 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
Don't miss this little lurker in Dealmap's announcement of their acquisition by Google (emphasis by poster):
For the time being, we will continue to support The Dealmap's core products and partner services. People will still be able to access local and daily deals through The Dealmap website, mobile apps, and daily email, and we’ll continue supporting The Dealmap API and feeds for existing sourcing and distribution partners. As we’re ready to share more about integration and transition plans, we’ll update our partners and consumers on progress and any news.
Sounds like a setup for a change in Dealmap's core service: deal aggregation.
Conjecture that Google has a scheme to use this to grown their "Offers" business?
So, if you've got a deal aggregation site, don't throw in the towel yet. You may not be the one's in Google's crosshairs.