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Groupon and Foursquare Considering Partnership: Report

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    Looks like Groupon's megalomania will be bringing pop-up ads to you now literally wherever you go.

    The Chicago-based deals site and Foursquare are reportedly in talks to partner up, according to tech-news site allthingsd.com.

    It makes a lot of sense, as Groupon's wild expansion in the past few weeks has included ponying up with Live Nation, the Foursquare-like Whrrl and of course introducing Groupon Now to include much more impulsive use-day-of-purchase deals.

    The one area the group-buying site would need to expand into is location-based check-in services like Foursquare.

    Though it hasn't yet been confirmed, a partnership with Foursquare seems especially close. Last week Groupon announced it was teaming up with Foursquare competitor Loopt in Chicago for Groupon Now.

    If you're having trouble picturing how it works, you would basically check in at a location and Groupon will send you deals based on what's around you. It's a natural progression of both brands, with obvious benefits for both.