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Google acquires daily deal visual aggregator startup Dealmap

Google today acquired San Francisco-based startup Dealmap, a daily deal service with over 2 million users that aggregates nearby offers on a map.

While the terms of the acquisition remain undisclosed, AllThingsD speculates the startup most likely received slightly ;) less than the $6 billion Google offered deal aggregator Groupon last year.

Dealmap took to their blog to officially confirm the deal in a blog post earlier today:

“We believe Google provides the ideal platform to help us accelerate our growth and fulfill our mission. We’re passionate about helping people save money while having great local experiences, and in Google we’ve found the perfect partner that shares this passion, as well as our vision and strategy. We believe that joining Google will help us innovate in new and unexplored areas of commerce.”

Google has already started their own Google Offers service and Google Wallet for mobile payments that will both more than likely benefit from today’s acquisition in future updates. Google told Venture Beat:

“We’ve been thrilled with the early success of our commerce offerings, and we think [The Dealmap] can help us build even better products and services for consumers and merchants.”

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s weekly Logic Pros series and makes music as one half of Toronto-based Makamachine.