Google is near a deal to acquire Groupon, the pioneering online discounter, for as much as $6 billion.

The New York Times (11/30/2010)

There’s got to be not a little irony in Groupon being bought out at something like 15x its annual revenues of $350 million.

By contrast, established consumer goods companies can sell for 2x-3x revenues.

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Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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