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Groupon now inspiring deal aggregators

Groupon-Web.jpgAndrew Mason and his company Groupon have inspired clones and aggregators throughout the U.S. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune)

By Wailin Wong
| Chicago-based Groupon, the Web-based daily deal service, has inspired
dozens of clones. Now the number of Groupon-like websites has spurred
growth in an ancillary industry: deal aggregators.

Chicago-based announced Tuesday that it has renamed and
overhauled its site, which was launched in February as Local Offer
Lounge. Dealradar covers daily deals from more than 80 websites in about
60 cities, including Chicago. According to Dealradar, some cities have
so many competing services that their residents would have to read at
least 15 e-mails every day to keep current on all the daily local

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