Groupon Acquires Deals App Glassmap

    January 14, 2013
    Chris Crum
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Late on Friday, news came out that Groupon has acquired deals app creators Glassmap. The app, which lets users get deals based on interests, location and activity, is available for both iOS and Android.

AllThingsD broke the news, with confirmation from Groupon.

Glassmap wrote on its blog:

Today, we’re happy to announce that Glassmap has been acquired by Groupon! Our goal when we started building Glassmap was to help people find what was interesting and relevant around them. But in plainer terms, we just really wanted to mold all these fancy ideas and innovations of Silicon Valley into a simple and useful tool for the real world. Groupon has revolutionized how people today use technology to interact with the real world, and that’s why we’re so excited to join them. Together, we’ll be able to create even more amazing products.

Most importantly, we want to thank all our loyal users for riding with us for these past two years. It’s been really fun for us, and we hope to continue delighting you with our efforts with Groupon. The Glassmap application will wind down and close on February 15, 2013.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • http://hutzelmedia.com Stephen

    This is very interesting, as I have been anxious to see ways in which Groupon will adjust its business model (seeing as the daily deals business seems to have peaked).