Washington – Hoping to capitalize on the success of startups
like Groupon and LivingSocial, AOL (NYSE: AOL) on Wednesday launched its new "Wow!
Deal of the Day" service in three cities, including Washington.
localized discounts — also now in Boston and Philadelphia — are available
either on the Wow.com website or through emails delivered to subscribers.
Though other companies already have solidified their places in the group buying
space, AOL is counting on its significantly higher Web traffic to make the
The company also plans to launch daily national deals by
the end of this year.