All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Deals’

Can Search Save Yahoo?

To say that Yahoo has had its share of problems in the past few years is an understatement. The most recent news of the now former CEO Scott Thompson and his resume scandal has only added to the disorder surrounding Yahoo. The once highly regarded Internet giant has experienced all types of turmoil including numerous management changes, extensive layoffs, and …

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Groupon G-Pass Gets Wide Release For TicketMaster Events

Groupon announced the wide release of G-Pass, as part of Groupon Live, the joint venture between Groupon and Live Nation Entertainment for local events. The new feature lets users get ticketing, seating and barcode-scanning info on the voucher itself, so they don’t have to go to the will call line at events. G-Pass has been in beta since October 2011. …

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Groupon Lawsuits Related To Earnings Revisions Start Being Filed

On Friday, Groupon announced that it had revised its earnings report, which was originally released in February. This has drawn all kinds of hell to the company in the few days since. Lawyers almost immediately began looking for complaints from shareholders. Now, one has officially been filed. PaidContent, which shares the following legal document reports that a man from Groupon’s …

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Google Offers $10 Worth Of Starbucks For $5

Starbucks is now using Google Offers and will run its first deal on Wednesday. The deal will be $5 for a $10 eGift card. “In less than a year, Google Offers has grown from one to 40 cities across the country, giving people super-savings with daily deals for locally loved businesses and well-known national brands like Starbucks,” a Google spokesperson …

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Lawyers Reportedly Looking For Groupon Complaints, Following Earnings Revisions

On Friday, Groupon announced revisions to its Q4 and full-year 2011 earnings report, including a $14.3 million reduction in Q4 revenue. When Groupon first reported its earnings, it had reported a 194% increase at $506.5 million. With the revisions, operating expenses were increased, reducing the company’s operating income by $30 million and its net income by $22.6 million. On news …

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Groupon Q4, Full-Year 2011 Earnings Get Revision

Groupon announced some revisions to its recent earnings report today, including a $14.3 million reduction in Q4 revenue, which was originally reported as $506.5 million, up 194% year-over-year. Operating expenses were also increased, reducing operating income by $30 million, net income by $22.6 million and earnings per share by $0.04. “We remain confident in the fundamentals of our business, as …

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Google Offers With Rewards Reportedly In Testing

From the sound of it, Google is getting ready to make a huge impact in the deals space. The company famously tried to purchase Groupon a couple years ago, and when Groupon turned the offer down, Google decided to simply create its own competitor. Eventually Google launched Google Offers. Now, Greg Sterling at Marketing Land reports that Google is testing …

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Will Groupon Be Better Now, Following Regulation?

Groupon has been surrounded by controversy for various reasons for quite some time. Sometimes it’s a flub like the Super Bowl ad that some were offended by. Other times, it’s more directly related to Groupon’s business. This time, it’s an investigation by the UK’s Office of Fair Trading, which is generally likened to the Federal Trade Commission here in the …

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Google Play Comes With Big Discounts On Some Music, Movies, Books And Apps

Google announced Google Play today. This is Google’s new app/music/video/book store, which is replacing Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore. Google kicked off a big sale to celebrate the launch, called 7 Days to Play, in which Googl eis offering a different album, book, video rental and Android app at a special price each day for the next …

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Facebook Offers: Facebook’s Advice For Successful Ones

At a marketing event this past week, Facebook talked about a new “Offers” offering for brands. Offers let businesses and organizations share discounts with customers by posting offers to their Facebook Pages. Facebook describes them as coupons you don’t have to pay anything to create. When a customer claims an offer, they’ll get an email to show at the physical …

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Barcode Hero Makers Kima Labs Acquired By Groupon

As previously reported, Groupon acquired Hyperpublic,which could help it compete with Google and Foursquare. The company has also acquired Kima Labs, creators of Barcode Hero. The following message appears on the Barcode Hero site (via TechCrunch): We’re excited to let you know that Kima Labs, the team behind Barcode Hero, has been acquired by Groupon. We’re looking forward to jumping …

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Hyperpublic Could Help Groupon Compete With Google In Local Search

So Google wants to enter Groupon’s turf? Maybe Groupon will just enter Google’s. Groupon has acquired Hyperpublic, a company that builds local databases for developers. Glancing at some of the projects that Hyperpublic has been working on, there are some search-related dealings. A message on the Hyperpublic site says: Today is an INSANE day! We are so proud to announce …

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