BUSINESS
12/07/2010 03:12 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Groupon's Rejection Of Google Buyout Offer Is A Head-Scratcher

Greed, chutzpah, arrogance. Everyone seems to have their own idea about what motivated Groupon Inc. to turn down a buyout offer of a reported $5 billion to $6 billion from Google Inc. last week.

Neither company is commenting about the negotiations or Groupon's decision. Their silence leaves a substantial vacuum for outsiders to debate whether the Chicago start-up's decision was foolish or brilliant.

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