Well, this will be a nice way to tidy up the week by adding to the rumor mill that has Google actively looking to purchase Groupon. Yup, that’s right. There is some rumor mill fodder to consider but from the heavy hitters like Kara Swisher at AllThingsDigital’s BoomTown as she reports
According to multiple sources close to the situation, Google is in discussions with local deals powerhouse Groupon about buying it.
Without making the requisite joke about the deal of the day, sources said the price being considered is certainly no discount–well above the $2 billion to $3 billion that Yahoo offered Groupon in acquisition talks that took place earlier this year.
But sources cautioned that the talks are not complete, and could also end up without any result, as the Yahoo discussions did.