Bing Dumps DealMap, Deals now with 8coupons
Bing’s initial foray into the daily deals market, if you can remember back nine months ago, was through an arrangement with DealMap, a deal aggregator that organized offers by location.
Several months after that deal was made however, DealMap was acquired by Google (which likely led in part to the same’s release of Google Offers), and Bing was forced to honor the contract. The contract has since expired and apparently the software, search and services giant has been actively looking for a replacement – and it found one.
Microsoft now has a new partnership with 8coupons. The buzz indicates that Microsoft will apparently continue partnering with aggregation services, which collect offers from various providers around the Web.