Jeff Holden

Groupon’s purchase of Pelago, the parent company of Whrrl, offers an interesting glimpse into what the local daily-deals powerhouse might be up to next. With the acquisition, which was for an undisclosed amount, Groupon gets a team that’s been focused on consumer check-ins at local businesses and offering relevant suggestions — similar to the area that players like Foursquare and Gowalla are focused on.

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