Dan Primack

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OK Andrew, let's talk miniature dollhouses

December 1, 2010: 10:14 AM ET

It's almost impossible to open up my browser right now without reading something about Google's expected acquisition of VC-backed discount site Groupon.

Conventional wisdom now has the company going for between $5 billion and $6 billion, but Groupon itself isn't talking.

Well, that's not completely accurate. Groupon founder and CEO Andrew Mason did respond to a request from the N.Y. Times, saying that he would agree to an interview "only if you want to talk about my other passion, building miniature dollhouses."

It looks like NYT took the hint, but I figured it was worth a follow-up. After all, one of the appeals of joining Fortune was the ability to broaden my subject matter a bit.

So I e-mailed Mason to chat miniature dollhouses, knowing full well that there is virtually no chance that his comment was anything other than sardonic.

No reply yet, but I'll be sure to let you know if that changes …

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Dan Primack
Dan Primack
Senior Editor, Fortune

Dan Primack joined Fortune.com in September 2010 to cover deals and dealmakers, from Wall Street to Sand Hill Road. Previously, Dan was an editor-at-large with Thomson Reuters, where he launched both peHUB.com and the peHUB Wire email service. In a past journalistic life, Dan ran a community paper in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He currently lives just outside of Boston.

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