Amidst the IPO hoopla, Amazon (AMZN) quietly rolls out AmazonLocal, an experiment to aggregate...

|By:, SA News Editor

Amidst the IPO hoopla, Amazon (AMZN) quietly rolls out AmazonLocal, an experiment to aggregate daily deals with partners already positioned in local markets. By doing so it hopes to leap-frog over the huge sales force and state by state presence necessary to compete with Groupon.