Poll: Who Is Going To Acquire Groupon?

November 20, 2010

9:46 pm

Yesterday, there was a report from AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher that Google may be taking a close look at acquiring Chicago-based social shopping startup Groupon. This is not the first time there have been reports on a Groupon acquisition, as there were similar reports of a Yahoo offer of $3 to $4 billion this past summer. So this made us think, there are only a few companies that could afford to acquire Groupon for this kind of money. So we decided to come up with a short list of potential companies with the buying power and potential positioning to make a big deal for Groupon worth it. The list includes Google, Yahoo, Amazon, Microsoft and eBay. Let us know what you think.

Please take the poll and if you think we missed a solid potential buyer, drop us a comment below.

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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups. Find Frank Gruber online and follow him on Twitter at @FrankGruber.

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