Google Offers Live in Portland; Coming Soon to NYC, San Francisco

Google Offers, Google's version of Groupon or LivingSocial, has launched in Portland, Oregon, and will soon offer daily deals from local restaurants and businesses in New York City (Downtown, Midtown, Uptown), Oakland/East Bay, and San Francisco.

What will Google offer? If you visit the Google Offers site, you'll see this message, telling you that you can get 50 percent off or more at places you'll love. You are also given the option to subscribe to receive emails when Google Offers launches in your area:

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Here's the message Google sends when you subscribe:

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Google also yesterday uploaded this video, "What will Google offer?" to YouTube:

Google failed to purchase Groupon for a reported $6 billion about a month before news of Google Offers leaked out in January.