According to AllThingsD.com, Google is in negotiations to buy Groupon.com and is offering “well above what Yahoo offered earlier this year for the company”.
Yahoo according to AllThingsD, Groupon “turned down a bid from Yahoo in the $2Billion – $3 Billion dollar range earlier this year”.
“Groupon, whose revenues are reportedly upward of $50 million a month”
Other possibly buyers for the company according to the story are Microsoft, Amazon eBay, and Facebook
Groupon.com was just started less than 2 years ago.
In May of this year TechCrunch noted that the company had received funding which valued the company at $1 Billion and that other than YouTube.com, no other company, reached a $1 Billion dollar valuation as quickly as Groupon.com (16 months).
Now just a few months later the valuation seems to be north of $3 Billion.