Groupon Grabs New COO From Google

Daily deals site nabs search giant vice president

It’s been a big day for daily-deal site Groupon. On Thursday morning, General Mills announced the launch of Groupon offers in Minneapolis and San Francisco, marking Groupon’s first partnership with a major consumer packaged-goods company. Then, in the afternoon, Crain’s reported that Groupon has hired Margo Georgiadis, Google’s vice president of global sales planning and technology, as its new chief operating officer.