Google Offers, a daily deals program engineered by the search engine giant to compete with Groupon, launched in Portland, Oregon last April before expanding to New York City and the San Francisco area. After a successful beta launch in all the requisite tech markets, Google Offers announced that it will launch in five new cities: Austin, Boston, Denver, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
Early deals through the service for deals in these cities included a coupon for food and drink at a Mexican restaurant in Austin, tickets to the Seattle Aquarium, and a falafel offer in the nation’s capital.
Google launched Google Offers after a 2010 offer of the company’s own to buy Groupon for a rumored $6 billion failed.
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