Ratcheting up the pressure of Groupon, AmazonLocal pushes into the Big Apple, increasing its daily-deals footprint.
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AmazonLocal, the online retail giant's Groupon knockoff, is bringing its deals to the Big Apple and several other cities.
According to The New York Times, the daily deals from Amazon will begin tomorrow in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The first offers will include 50 percent off tickets to a new Cirque du Soleil show and a 74 percent discount for a month of Bikram Yoga classes.