Google launched a test run in Portland for their answer to Groupon, with YADDS (Yet Another Daily Deal Site). It is still too early to gauge results but given their install base and market share I’d vote on it working out just fine. You can check out their splash screen HERE which prompts users to subscribe in Portland to the daily deals.
Google released this quote regarding the service today:
“Today we launched a marketing campaign inviting Portlanders to sign up for a test of Google Offers — to get great deals delivered right to their inboxes,” a company spokeswoman said by e-mail. “Offers is part of an ongoing effort at Google to make new services that give consumers great deals while helping connect businesses with customers in new ways.”