All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Deals’

Microsoft Launches ‘Bing Offers Card-Linked’ Deals

Earlier this year, Bing announced Bing Offers, its latest foray into the local deals space. The product launched across the United States. Today, the company has announced an expansion of that with “Bing Offers Card-Linked”. This is a program they’re launching in Seattle only for the time being, but more cities will follow soon. “We found that there is some …

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LivingSocial Launches Larger Deal Inventory, New Merchant Tools And Coupons

LivingSocial announced on Tuesday that it is rolling out new tools for merchants, a larger deals inventory, extended-length deals and new coupons. A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews that LivingSocial is “moving towards being more of a marketing partner for merchants and an online marketplace destination for consumers.” “The new enhancements were developed after listening to feedback from merchants …

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Twitter Buzzes with Labor Day Travel Ideas

The long weekend beckons and most people are off work, so if you can swing it, do it! It’s time to savor the last sweet taste of Summer. It’s like scooping the sugar out of the bottom of a really good glass of iced tea with your finger… If you’re from the south, you know what I’m talking about. Labor …

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Groupon Reserve Launched For iPhone App

Groupon announced on Tuesday that it is expanding its Groupon Reserve channel to the Groupon mobile app. For now, it’s only available on the iPhone app, but the company says it plans to add the feature to Android and iPad soon. According to a Groupon spokesperson, 45% of North American transactions were completed on mobile devices, compared to 30% in …

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Groupon Is Going To Offer Gun Deals Again

In the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut last winter, Groupon decided to put a stop, at least temporarily, to offering any deals related to guns. This, which took place in the middle of a very heated national debate on gun control, sparked a great deal of controversy, with gun rights advocates calling for a …

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Groupon Reserve Launched For Premium Deals

Groupon announced the launch of a new service for “premium” deals called Groupon Reserve. According to the company, it’s a destination for “the finest things to eat, see, do and buy.” So all those other Groupons are like coach, and this is like first class, apparently. “Reserve is an important step in Groupon’s journey from a daily deals company to …

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Bing Takes Another Swing At The Deals Space

Bing announced Bing Offers today. This is a searchable collection of local deals on the web, aggregated from a “broad” set of partners. Sound familiar? That’s probably because they launched Bing Deals two years ago, another deals aggregator. Apparently that didn’t work because these days that just redirects to Bing. Update: A Microsoft spokesperson tells us: “Microsoft has aligned all …

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Groupon Puts Search “Front And Center” In Mobile Apps

Groupon has launched updates to its iPhone and Android apps, which make search “a front-and-center experience,” as the company says. Here’s a look: Groupon has this to say about search’s importance to its business: Search is a critical part of Groupon’s product strategy. Most Groupon merchants now make their deals available on an ongoing basis, and search allows customers to …

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Foursquare Gives Businesses Incentive to Offer Specials on 4sqDay

If you’re a local business and are thinking about celebrating the upcoming 4sqDay 2013 with a special, Foursquare is giving you another little incentive to make that decision easier. Foursquare has just announced that they will be automatically featuring any business that offers a Foursquare special in the search results on foursquare.com. “It’s a great way to get even more …

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Groupon Earnings Disappoint, Stock Down 28%

Groupon reported its Q4 and fiscal year 2012 earnings on Wednesday afternoon, sending stock plummeting as results missed Wall Street estimates. The company posted a net loss of $81.1 million for the quarter, though revenue was up 30% at $638.3 million. Late last year, Groupon CEO Andrew Mason’s job came into question, and now reports are questioning how long he’ll …

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Foursquare Partners with Visa, MasterCard for Amex-Like Offers

In early 2011, Foursquare and American Express launched a partnership that allowed card-owners to score discounts and cashback by using Foursquare to check-in and spend at certain participating businesses around the country. The program made a big splash on Small Business Saturday (the shopping day after Black Friday) and featured offers like “spend $25 get $25 off.” Later, Foursquare and …

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The Latest In Google’s Plot Against Groupon

Google has released a new Offers format for AdWords ads. Larry Kim, CTO of Wordstream, who was an early Google partner on Enhanced Campaigns shared this screen cap with us: Kim calls it “Google’s plan to kill Groupon,” and says these ads matter because: 1) Way better deal than Groupon who requires 50-90% discounted pricing, then takes 50% of that …

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