As if there weren't already enough sites to satiate your desire for a deal, online retail giant Amazon is entering the game with their own daily deals site called AmazonLocal. The service is an online marketplace that works just like Groupon, LivingSocial and Bloomspot: Buy a deal, redeem it soon thereafter and bask in the warm glow of saving $20 on a pedicure.
There's a reason Google made a multibillion dollar pitch for Groupon. There's gold in them thar deals, and ever hungry for another advertising/data collating moneymaker, the gang out at Mountain View saw the dollar signs and the projected growth. They made their pitch -- tons of smaller companies dream of being bought up by one of the big boys -- and Groupon batted it away. Wise or no?
Yeah, yeah, that's all fine and good, but what you wanted was half off a footlong with everything, not a lecture on Google economics. Well, okay, then: two social couponing sites walk into the ring and only one can walk out.