Daily deal aggregator The Dealmap has just announced that it has been acquired by Google. Touting itself as the world’s largest mobile deals aggregator, The Dealmap crawls deals from 450 sources and gives users the opportunity to see the deals mapped out around them through its mobile apps, website and email newsletter. Before its acquisition, the service says it had two million users of its combined products and 85 million monthly visitors through its partner networks.
From its announcement blog post:
“We believe Google provides the ideal platform to help us accelerate our growth and fulfill our mission. We’re passionate about helping people save money while having great local experiences, and in Google we’ve found the perfect partner that shares this passion, as well as our vision and strategy. We believe that joining Google will help us innovate in new and unexplored areas of commerce.
For the time being, we will continue to support The Dealmap’s core products and partner services. People will still be able to access local and daily deals through The Dealmap website, mobile apps, and daily email, and we’ll continue supporting The Dealmap API and feeds for existing sourcing and distribution partners. As we’re ready to share more about integration and transition plans, we’ll update our partners and consumers on progress and any news.”
Google has made quite a showing while trying to get into the deals space, most notably with its Groupon acquisition attempt and the subsequent launch of its own Google Offers. While Google wouldn’t confirm on what product exactly The Dealmappers would be working on, it a good bet that The Dealmap will be integrated into the Offers team.
A Google spokeswoman gave us the following statement, “We are impressed with what The Dealmap team has accomplished and excited to welcome them to Google. We’ve been thrilled with the early success of our commerce offerings, and we think they can help us build even better products and services for consumers and merchants.” No word yet on the price of the acquisition.