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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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Groupon VIP: Would You Pay $30 A Year For A Better Groupon Experience?

Groupon is launching a new premium service for its “best customers” called Groupon VIP. Basically it just gives users access to deals early and later after they’ve expired for everyone else. It costs $30 a year . BusinessInsider has a screen cap of an email from CEO Andrew Mason introducing the program. It says: I’m excited to tell you about …

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Living Social: New Venue In Washington, D.C.

Living Social is going to be trying something different to promote special events, new products, and unique vendors. Today it announced the forthcoming opening of a new physical venue space in the Washington, D.C. area. The space will provide a much needed workspace for classes, social events, exclusive pop-up restaurants, and other unique activities. The SVP of New Initiatives for …

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Groupon Gets More Personalized

Everything on the web is getting more personalized these days, it seems. Take Yahoo’s new C.O.R.E. system as one of the latest examples. Another example would be a new system Groupon is reportedly testing, which would give users more control over the types of deals they receive. According to Bloomberg, which interviewed CEO Andrew Mason, some users are already seeing …

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All 4G Smartphones Free At T-Mobile For One-Day Valentine’s Sale

Looking for a gift for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? Are they on a diet or allergic to roses? T-Mobile thinks that nothing says I love you like a new phone. This Saturday, February 11th, for one day only, T-Mobile is offering all of their 4G smartphones for free with a 2-year contract. This deal includes the Samsung Galaxy S …

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Google Offers Cities Now Total 40

Google Offers continues to expand into more cities. This time, as expected, it’s Oklahoma City and Omaha that now have Google’s deals product, and that brings the grand total of markets to 40. Google Offers has been around less than a year, having launched in beta last April – the company’s response to Groupon turning down an acquisition deal. The …

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One For The Money Groupon Deal Helps Film At Box Office

Groupon ran a deal from Lionsgate for tickets for one or two (up to 60% Off) for the movie One For The Money, which opened on January 27. The deal ended just before 12:00PM Central on that day. Over opening weekend, the movie ended up taking in $11.5 million domestically, which was more than expected. Variety reports: According to Lionsgate, …

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Hotmail Gets Deal Ads Instead Of Old School Display Ads

The deals services of today are essentially glorified email marketing. Groupon gets credit for turning the concept in to a huge mainstream trend, and deals are certainly accessible in other ways, but all in all, it’s still email marketing. As long as users are accessing their deals through email, it makes sense then that an email service provider, which already …

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Google Offers Adds More Deals For Five Cities

Google announced today that Google Offers users will gain access to an expanded amount of daily deals in five markets. The expanded offerings are already available in New York and San Francisco. Now, Boston, Chicago, Long Beach, LA and Washington DC will also get more deals. Google has partnered with deal providers CrowdSavings, SpaRahRah and LocalWineEvents.com to grow the offer …

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Valentine’s Day At Apple Brings Free Engraving, Shipping

With Valentine’s Day just two weeks away, Apple hopes that a couple of small offers will tempt you into buying your sweetheart an iPad 2. “The iPad 2 is attractive, smart, and fun to be around – Just like your Valentine,” says Apple. And with that, they are offering free engraving through the Apple online store. “To my sweetheart, who …

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Google Offers Launches In Charlotte, Kansas City, Milwaukee, San Antonio & Tampa

On the Google Commerce blog, Google announced today the launch of Google Offers in 5 new markets: Charlotte, Kansas City, Milwaukee, San Antonio and Tampa. Additionally, on Twitter, they announced launch in Columbus. @googleoffersGoogle Offers#GoogleOffers is now live in #Columbus. RT & sign up: http://t.co/iIqXeqE4 10 hours ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto It’s now available in over 40 markets. “2011 …

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