Google Expands Daily Deals Service to Five More US Cities

Google continues its assault on Groupon and LivingSocial by expanding its Google Offers daily deals service to five more US cities.

The company said that it will now offer local deals from businesses in Austin, Boston, Denver, Seattle and Washington.

The company first started offering Google Offers in Portland back in June and later expanded the service to include New York City and San Francisco.

The Google Offers expansion comes as social networking giant Facebook announced that it will no longer offer deal products and services deals.

"We're looking at the art of the deal — what consumers and merchants want. This is something we're going to get behind. We're going to work these deals into the way people live,” said Google's director of product development, Eric Rosenblum, Google's told The Statesman.

Google had earlier offered to acquire Groupon for $6 billion but was turned down. However, the company decided to go ahead and develop its own daily deal product to rival Groupon. Going by the popularity of Google’s search engine and other products, Groupon indeed has some tough times ahead.