Yesterday we told you about the possible purchase of Groupon by Google, it was rumored yesterday that Google will pay around $2.5 billion for Groupon, although it seems now that Google will pay more than double what was originally though.
According to Kara Swisher from All Things Digital, Google is rumored to be paying a total of $6 billion for Groupon, with $5.3 billion up front and $700 million as an earn out payment, in a bid to keep the companies existing employees.
Groupon would be a great acquisition for Google and would enable the company to integrate the Groupon services into their local business directory Google Places.
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