Saturday, December 04, 2010

Groupon's Decision Not to Sell to Google Echoes Facebook History | Kara Swisher | BoomTown | AllThingsD

Okay, so maybe more like Facebook than PointCast…

There is a precedent for social buying site Groupon walking away from a $6 billion offer from Google, if that’s exactly what happened.

Let’s call it: The Zuckerberg Gambit.

That would be in reference to the famous series of no’s that the then flip-flopped co-founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, gave to a series of suitors who came calling with big bags of dough to buy the social networking site.

Groupon's Decision Not to Sell to Google Echoes Facebook History | Kara Swisher | BoomTown | AllThingsD

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