Google eyes acquisition

Google has expressed an interest in buying online coupon provider Groupon, according to reports at the weekend. Google could pay more than $3bn for the company, said the reports, making it one of the largest acquisitions for the internet giant. It has bought up several firms in recent months, while Groupon fended off a bid from online rival Yahoo earlier in the year. Google declined to comment yesterday, while Groupon was unavailable for comment.