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LivingSocial Taps eBay Exec for CEO

LivingSocial Taps eBay Exec for CEO

By Josh Wolford July 15, 2014

Daily deals company LivingSocial has just poached an eBay exec to be their next CEO, following January’s announcement that longtime head Tim O’Shaughnessy would be resigning. Your new LivingSocial CEO is Gautam Thakar. Thakar was eBay advertising General Manager since …

LivingSocial's Starbucks Deal Hits 1.5 Million Sold LivingSocial's Starbucks Deal Hits 1.5 Million Sold
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I didn’t buy LivingSocial’s Starbucks deal yesterday. That makes me a weirdo because apparently, everyone else did. According to daily deals aggregator Yipit, we have a new king of the daily deals. Wednesday’s $5 for $10 worth of Starbucks offer …

eBay Launches New Daily Deals Blog eBay Launches New Daily Deals Blog
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eBay is looking to promote items from their top sellers with the introduction of a new Daily Deals Blog. And if you love getting products on the cheap, it’s definitely one to add to your feeds. From the new Daily …

LivingSocial Gets Outrageous $23 Million Tax Break LivingSocial Gets Outrageous $23 Million Tax Break

LivingSocial has been doing very well for itself. In fact, it is time for the daily deals provider to expand its operations, and they contemplated moving headquarters outside its current Washington, D.C. home. Fortunately, the D.C. City Council and many …

Groupon Reportedly Axes Porn-Based Deals Groupon Reportedly Axes Porn-Based Deals

According to a group of anti-porn activists, Groupon has stopped doing business with companies that “promote pornography,” although it’s unclear exactly what qualifies as promoting pornography. One thing that definitely qualifies is a deal that the company offered back in …

Groupon Is Taking 2,000 “Campers” to Chicago Groupon Is Taking 2,000 “Campers” to Chicago

Groupon wants to

Startups.Com is Calling It Quits After One Year Startups.Com is Calling It Quits After One Year
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Startups.com regrets to inform you that their daily deals website is on the way out. According to founder Gonzo Arzuaga, “unfortunately we couldn’t make a go of it”. An email was sent out to mail list subscribers explaining his disappointment. …

Groupon Names New International SVP Groupon Names New International SVP

Groupon has named a new senior vice president of International. Veit Dengler, Australian native and former executive at Proctor & Gamble and McKinsey, will fill the shoes. Dengler is a Harvard graduate and also spent time at Dell where he …

LivingSocial Drops A Cleveland Steamer For Only $69 LivingSocial Drops A Cleveland Steamer For Only $69
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I’m a 20-something male, so sometimes things that are said in a completely innocuous manner and setting can still make me chuckle like a fifth-grader. I’ll be the first to admit that my mind usually does a faceplant right in …

91% Remain Loyal To Business After Daily Deal 91% Remain Loyal To Business After Daily Deal
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Daily deals are not the best initiative for every small business. Since the rise in popularity of services like Groupon and LivingSocial, we’ve heard various stories from businesses slamming the model. Some small businesses have reported bad experiences running a …

Groupon Goes To Thailand, Launches Bangkok Office Groupon Goes To Thailand, Launches Bangkok Office
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Daily Deals powerhouse Groupon has just announced another expansion, as they are launching their service in Thailand. According to the company, the new office will be located in the heart of Bangkok. Thailand will be the 47th country outside the …

This T-Shirt Takes An Arrow In The Knee This T-Shirt Takes An Arrow In The Knee
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I used to think this joke was funny. Then, like most denizens of the interwebs, I saw it everywhere and it lost any semblance of humor. Then, I saw this shirt – and I’m pretty sure that I want it. …

CES 2012: PriceGrabber Launches DealGrabber To Find Local Deals CES 2012: PriceGrabber Launches DealGrabber To Find Local Deals
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Daily deal programs like Groupon, LivingSocial, and the like have been gaining significantly in popularity recently. These sorts of services offer amazing deals on a wide variety of products and services. Navigating and sorting through all the deals that these …

Facebook Daily Deals Marketplaces Incorporates Google Maps To Find Local Deals Facebook Daily Deals Marketplaces Incorporates Google Maps To Find Local Deals
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The Daily Deals Agency announced today that they’ve launched a pretty handy tool on Facebook that allows you to search for local deals via interactive Google maps. It’s a handy integration of Facebook’s network of businesses with Google’s expansive and …

Groupon’s Advertising Practices Under Scrutiny In The UK Groupon’s Advertising Practices Under Scrutiny In The UK
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Top daily deals service Groupon is no stranger to controversy – whether it be related to their early November IPO, or charges from small businesses about the efficacy of the service. But now Groupon faces problems across the pond as …

Living Social Offers 5 Big Macs & Fries For $13, Twitter Doesn’t Approve Living Social Offers 5 Big Macs & Fries For $13, Twitter Doesn’t Approve
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Most of you are probably familiar with Living Social, they offer a new deal each day to their members. Well today they’ve put out the largest national fast food daily deal – ever. The deal is a $13 voucher booklet, …

Black Friday, Cyber Monday Deals Announced By LivingSocial Black Friday, Cyber Monday Deals Announced By LivingSocial

LivingSocial wants to extend the biggest holiday shopping day of the year into the biggest daily deals period of the year, as they have announced a string of new deals set to begin early Friday morning. Beginning at 5am, LivingSocial …