On the Menu: What Groupon's Millions and Google's eBooks Mean for Startups

Today on the Morning Media Menu we joined Galley Cat editor Jason Boog to talk about a couple of startup trends that came up a lot this week: eBooks and daily deal sites.

Booksellers are bracing themselves for an eBook explosion as Google acquires eBook Technologies and indie music distribution site CD Baby launches a new tool for authors called BookBaby.

Meanwhile, daily deal sites are almost getting too big for our blog posts. Groupon raised $950 million dollars for its expansion projects, while competitor LivingSocial took the $8 million it raised last year and expanded into 9 new U.S. markets.

GalleyCat editor Jason Boog also gave a shout-out to the Kickstarter Project of the Week: a cancer survivor who is raising money for “The World’s Awesomest Cancer Comic Book.”

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