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Amid buyout rumors, Groupon keeps on, keepin' on

December 1, 2010: 1:41 PM ET

Groupon releases new features in Groupon 2.0 and announces growing offices and the purchase of a startup, all while feverishly being courted by Google.

Most companies in the midst of a buyout completely freeze, ceasing any big moves lest they become a hinderance to the buyout process.  If Google (GOOG) is about to buy Groupon, they aren't letting on.

On the Groupon Blog last night, CEO Andrew Mason announced two additional features of Groupon 2.0: the  Groupon Store and the Deal Feed.  Both are pretty significant features that will allow much more utilization of the site by users (and make it more valuable to potential suitors). More

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