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Google Offers will be beta testing in select markets

Google is testing Offers on the West Coast and New York City

Yup, Google’s finally officially putting itself in the daily deals game, after teasing us about it for a long time. Portland, Ore. will get to try it out sometime “in the near future.”

Of course, the company hasn’t released much information about how the service and how it will differ — if at all — from sites such as Groupon and Living Social.

The company has issued the following statement confirming the service’s launch:

“Today we launched a marketing campaign inviting Portlanders to sign up for a test of Google Offers — to get great deals delivered right to their inboxes. Offers is part of an ongoing effort at Google to make new services that give consumers great deals while helping connect businesses with customers in new ways.”

Mashable reported that Google has also started advertising the service to Pandora users in Portland.

The company also released a (somewhat maddeningly) uninformative video teasing the launch. You can watch it here:

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Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.

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