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Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Google acquires The DealMap, where Maps meets Offers


Google Offers is currently in beta testing
The DealMap, a local deals mapping site, said Tuesday that it had been acquired by Google. The company is already using Google Maps to map out the aggregated deals it collects from a variety of daily deals and other coupon sites.

Google told The Los Angeles Times that it is “impressed with what the Dealmap team has accomplished and excited to welcome them to Google,” but as usual didn’t disclose how it’s planning to use its new acquisition. That said, it’s not that far of a stretch to imagine that it’s going to keep the basic premise of the service.

Google’s own coupon service, Google Offers, is currently in beta testing in New York, San Francisco and Portland, Ore., with planned rollouts in Austin, Boston, Denver, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

With a service like The DealMap, Google could become the go-to location for daily deals and push its own deals while also providing customers with an easy way to find the other services they use.

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