Internet search giant Google (GOOG) is in talks with smaller group coupon-buying companies after failing to reach a deal with Groupon, The New York Post reported.
Google may be looking at coupon companies including LivingSocial and New York's BuyWithMe, The New York Post reported without naming its sources. Neither company has the scope of Groupon, which holds an 80% share of the coupon market.
Earlier this month, Groupon reportedly rejected a bid from Google reported to be worth as much as $6 billion.
David Wolfe, BuyWithMe's interim president, declined to comment to the Post on whether he was speaking to Google. Wolfe did say Google would have to enter the coupon advertising market to attract smaller retailers.
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