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DealTaker Creates Twitter Bot

Plano-based DealTaker, an online bargain hunting web site now owned by Media General, said Thursday that it has created a new "Twitter bot" which takes commands from Twitter users. According to DealTaker, the new @CouponBot uses Twitter's API to respond to requests from Twitter users, and allows Twitter users to retrieve specific store coupons via tweets. The firm said sending requests of a store name to CouponBot will provide the user with coupons from those companies.