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Google buys The Dealmap to bolster Groupon rivalry

The Web giant picks up a daily deals start-up, adding to its arsenal as it beefs up its Google Offers business.

By August 1, 2011


What's the deal with daily deals?

Recent problems at Groupon have people questioning whether the company--and indeed, the daily deals phenomenon it touched off--are showing signs of flaming out. Not so fast.

By September 12, 2011


Buzz Out Loud 1522: Is there ice cream for WiFi Day? (Podcast)

It's 8-02-11 (in U.S. style date parlance, we know), and therefore it's WiFi Day ... we don't know what that means, but Molly's planning to get some ice cream out of it! Plus, Android malware that can record your phone calls and free WiFi in London, thanks to Virgin Media. Plus, the New Yorker is a winner on the iPad and the MacBook Air is a winner with our show hosts.

By August 2, 2011


This Day in Tech: Square handles $4M in transactions a day; Microsoft pulls back access to location data

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Monday, August 1.

By August 1, 2011


Bing now aggregates, recommends local deals

Bing now scours a handful of deals sites to look for special offers users can find on their desktop, or their phones. The tool makes use of location as well, for finding deals on the go.

By March 3, 2011


Yahoo sees itself as daily-deals power broker

Still trying to find new business ventures that will help it regain its lost glory, Yahoo announces it will launch a product to aggregate the Groupons of the world.

By November 16, 2010


Let's make a deals site, or two

The rise of sites like Groupon and LivingSocial has been so steep that a whole new breed of companies has arisen specifically to keep stoking the daily-deals fire. Can it possibly last?

By August 4, 2010