Google has just acquired a new company to stake a new claim in the Local Daily Deals war. The Dealmap, is a local daily deals aggregate that started up in May 2010.
Sometimes Google buys companies for patents. Sometimes for people. Sometimes for monopolistic reasons. So, which one is it for The Dealmap?
Well, as you well know, daily deals leader Groupon refused a $6 billion buyout from Google, just last winter. So, perhaps spite? But, in all seriousness, The Dealmap is an aggregate. And so is Google. A finder. And if Google can build off The Dealmap’s infrastructure to help their users find more deals and better deals faster and easier than ever before? Well that sounds like Google, doesn’t it?