It seems Groupon had a plan all along when it shunned Google's advances.
The daily deal site shocked many in the tech world when it turned down the search giant's reported $6 billion dowry.
Things looked dicey there for awhile as competitors, such as Living Social, gained market share and Groupon saw the shine on some of its luster dim.
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Thursday, Groupon filed paperwork for its initial public offering in stock. The filing puts the Chicago-based Groupon's IPO value at up to $750 million.
The filing comes on the heels of LinkedIn's successful IPO last month, which opened at $83.
Many social media startups paid close attention to see how the market reacted to one of the major social media startups offering itself on the free market.