All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Deals’

New Groupon CEO: Nobody Understands Us

New Groupon CEO: Nobody Understands Us

Earlier this month, Groupon reported its Q3 financials and announced that it has a new CEO. Rich Williams stepped into the role as Eric Lefkofsky stepped down to return to his role as Chairman of the Board. Wall Street was not impressed with the news as shares plummeted as much as 26% in after-hours trading that day. In addition to …

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Columbus Day Sales Lead To Numerous Twitter Users Telling Same Joke

Columbus Day sales are happening at stores around the United States as well as online. As you’d expect, Twitter is full of reactions to the controversial holiday and its related sales. Many are cracking jokes at the expense of Christopher Columbus and ultimately the holiday itself. Here’s a sample. The BMW dealership said they were having a Columbus Day sale. …

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Groupon Cuts Jobs, Exits Countries

Groupon Cuts Jobs, Exits Countries

Groupon announced that it is eliminating about 1,1000 jobs over the coming months. The cuts will mostly take place in its International Deal Factory and Customer Service. The company says it has streamlined its operation in these (and other) areas and that it is now able to do more with less. In addition to the cuts, it is actually pulling …

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Microsoft Edge Browser Adds Cortana Coupons To Improve Online Shopping

Microsoft Edge Browser Adds Cortana Coupons To Improve Online Shopping

Microsoft announced the pilot of a new Cortana feature for online shopping in its new Microsoft Edge browser. It’s called Cortana Coupons, and it leverages Cortana functionality to help users find coupons while they’re shopping online with Edge. Retailers like Staples, Macy’s, and Best Buy are participating in the pilot, and Microsoft says additional retailer partners will come in the …

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Amazon Gives Sneak Peek of Prime Day Deals

As you may have heard, Amazon is celebrating its 20th birthday on by throwing a big deals party on Wednesday it’s calling Prime Day. Amazon says that there will be deals throughout the day that give Black Friday a run for its money. Well, we have a sneak peek at some of those deals, and some are pretty substantial. If …

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Walmart Throws Shade at Amazon’s ‘Prime Day’ Birthday Celebration, Offers Up Own Deals

On July 15th, Amazon turns 20. In celebration of this, the company recently announced what it calls “Prime Day” – an online shopping “holiday” for Prime members that it says will trump Black Friday in terms of deals offered. Now, Walmart is throwing a bit of shade at Amazon over said event. “If you’ve shopped Walmart.com, you’ll know that every …

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Netflix Was a Big Part of Why Regulators Hated Comcast/TWC Merger

By now you’ve probably heard that Comcast has abandoned its push to acquire Time Warner Cable, due to looming concerns that both the Department of Justice’s antitrust division and the Federal Communications Commission were poised to recommend it blocked. “Today, we move on. Of course, we would have liked to bring our great products to new cities, but we structured …

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Comcast / Time Warner Cable Merger Is Dead, Officially

It’s official. Comcast has announced it has abandoned its efforts to acquire Time Warner Cable, in a deal that would’ve been valued at around $45 billion. This follows reports on Thursday that said the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission were both gearing up to recommend against the deal. If the merger had been approved, the Comcast-TWC behemoth would’ve …

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Comcast Is Giving Up on Its TWC Deal: Report

Comcast is planning to kill its proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable before the feds can kill it first. Bloomberg is quoting sources who say that Comcast is ready to back away from the merger, which would be valued at around $45 billion. This comes on the heels of reports that the FCC had proposed a “hearing designation order” for …

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Groupon Recalls Fake, Possibly Holey Condoms

Groupon Australia has admitted that it sold a bunch of counterfeit condoms that may, in fact, be full of holes. The condoms were sold between March 12 and April 10. If you do the math, and it’s not a hard one, you’ll realize there’s a good chance many of these holey condoms have been deployed already. According to the Australian …

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Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken Among Six Senators Urging a Swift Death for the Comcast/Time Warner Merger

In a letter addressed to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler and Attorney General Eric Holder, six Senators are urging the blockage of Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable. The letter comes just one day before representatives from Comcast and Time Warner Cable are set to meet with DoJ antitrust officials in the hopes of saving a deal that …

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Comcast, TWC Will Meet with Regulators to Try to Save Deal

With their proposed merger on shaky ground, representatives from Comcast and Time Warner Cable are planning to meet with Justice Department officials in the hopes of negotiating a pathway for the deal to proceed. This will be the first such meeting between the cable companies and regulators since the merger was announced. The Wall Street Journal Reports that Comcast will …

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Regulators Ready to Kill Comcast / TWC Merger: Report

One of the regulatory agencies looking over the proposed Comcast / Time Warner Cable merger may be about to give it the thumbs down, citing concerns over potential harm to customers. Bloomberg cites the ubiquitous “people familiar with the matter” in saying that antitrust lawyers at the Department of Justice are poised to recommend against the merger. From Bloomberg: Attorneys …

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Chromecast Users Get $6 In Google Play Credit

It’s never been a better time to own a Chromecast, Google’s $35 streaming device. Not only does the functionality of the device continue to improve thanks to updates from Google as well as increased support by third-party apps, but Google is actually giving away $6 in Google Play credit to users, apparently for Valentine’s Day. You have to be on …

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Amazon Fire Phone Gets Even Cheaper, Somehow, for One-Day Promotion

Amazon continues to find new and innovative ways to attempt to give away its safe-to-say-failed foray into the world of smartphones. The company is currently offering the Fire Phone, unlocked, for just $189. As you’re well aware, that’s cheaper than what most top-tier smartphones will run you if you agree to a two-year contract with a carrier. The price drop …

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Groupon Broke Records Over The Holiday Weekend

Groupon announced that it experienced a record-breaking holiday weekend for deal sales in North America. The company says it had the most successful four days ever in its six-year history. Black Friday and Cyber Monday specifically were the two biggest days in Groupon’s North American history. For the full Black Friday through Cyber Monday weekend, Groupon’s North American sales were …

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Cyber Monday Sales Not Much Higher Than Last Year

Cyber Monday is the biggest online shopping day of the year, and for good reason. Not only do retailers heavily discount goods, but many also offer free shipping. That’s why Cyber Monday sales growth has been steady for the past few years, but it may finally be showing signs of slowing down. ABC News reports that Cyber Monday sales are …

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iPads On Sale, Other Apple Products Discounted For Cyber Monday

Apple’s iPad is going to be a hot holiday item, but the price may be a little prohibitive for some shoppers. There were some decent deals on Black Friday, but Cyber Monday presents the best deals there are on tech gifts. BGR reports that MacMall is holding a big Cyber Monday sale today with multiple Apple products, including the iPad …

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Cyber Monday Sales: Best Deals On Video Games

Cyber Monday is like the rushed sequel to Black Friday. That doesn’t make it any worse than America’s annual celebration of cheap TVs and trampling old people though. In fact, it might even be the superior holiday since you don’t have to brave the elements or that jerk down the block to score cheap goods. We’ve already previewed a few …

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Twitter Tests Card-Linked ‘Offers’ With A Few Brands

Twitter announced that it’s testing a new offering for advertisers called Twitter Offers, whicn enables them to provide card-linked promotions to users. When a Twitter users sees a Twitter Offer in their timeline, they can add it to their credit or debit card, and redeem it in real time using their card at the store that offered the deal. “Because …

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Amazon Starts Black Friday Deals Early

Amazon announced that it’s starting its Black Friday deals early. In fact, they’re starting a week early on November 21. The company will be adding new deals every ten minutes for eight straight days, so people are going to be spending a lot of time over the next week checking Amazon. They’ll introduce three “coveted” Deals of the Day starting …

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Groupon Earnings Released, Revenue Up 27%

Groupon just released its earnings for the third quarter with revenue up 27% year-over-year at $757.1 million, GAAP loss per share of $0.03, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.03. The company beat Wall Street expectations. “We had another record quarter, with worldwide billings increasing 39 percent and reaching their highest level ever,” said CEO Eric Lefkofsky. “We also made …

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Groupon Wants To Get Your Business Found In The Search Engines

Groupon announced what it’s referring to as a “bold initiative to build a page that lives on Groupon and search engines for almost every local business in the United States.” The initiative is called Groupon Pages, and is essentially business listings on Groupon, but those that should turn up in a search on Google or Bing, not entirely unlike Yelp …

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Colin Kaepernick Fined for Wearing Beats Headphones

It looks like we have our first victim of the NFL’s Beats by Dre headphones ban. The NFL has fined San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick $10,000 for donning a pair of pink Beats headphones at his post-game press conference on Sunday. #49ers QB Colin Kaepernick still rocking Beats by Dre headphones after beating #KCChiefs pic.twitter.com/A5Hh4uVaWn — Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) …

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Groupon Enhances Deal Builder Tool

Earlier this year, Groupon launched Deal Builder, a self-serve platform for merchants to build their own deals. The company announced on Tuesday that it has added some new enhancements, and that the tool has passed the 25,000 deals milestone. “Deal Builder has been very popular with merchants and has been used to build more than 25,000 deals across all 50 …

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Groupon Launches New Appointment Option

Groupon announced that it is giving local businesses a new time-based deals option that enables them to accept reservations or take appointments so they have more control over when customers actually show up. The complaint about a lack of control is almost as old as Groupon itself. If too many people take advantage of a good deal at the same …

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IRS Tax Filing Deadline Pain Lessened With Yummy Deals

April 15, also known as Tax Day, is upon us again. While some people like to file their taxes with the IRS early on–especially if they’re getting a refund–others wait until the last minute. Whether you were the early bird as far as tax filing goes or are one of the procrastinators waiting until the last minute to do your …

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Shopping Deals Online: 3 Tips For Finding Them

Everyone loves a deal and part of the appeal of shopping online is finding deals and offers that aren’t available in stores. While many stores promise great prices and deals, there are many things you can do to help you save even more money. Getting the best shopping deals online requires a little bit of work, but if you are …

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Groupon Deal Builder Does Exactly What You Would Think

Groupon announced the launch of Deal Builder, a new self-service platform for merchants to (yep, you guessed it) build their own deals. As a Groupon spokesman explains, Deal Builder “guides merchants through a simple process and enables them to choose from a series of popular deal templates to construct a promotion that best meets the needs of their business.” “Deal …

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Groupon Expands ‘Getaways’ With 20,000 New Hotels

Groupon announced a major expansion of its Groupon Getaways offering today with the addition of 20 thousand new hotels around the world. Groupon Getaways first launched in 2011 as a partnership with Expedia, but recently launched this expansion in pilot. Availability has now come to all of the U.S. and Canada. Groupon Getaaways includes up-to-60% off flash deals for travelers, …

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