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Groupon Calls Alexander Hamilton “President”

Never learn U.S. history from Groupon. That’s the lesson everyone learned when the day-of-the-deal website declared Alexander Hamilton a U.S. president. February 17 marks Presidents Day and the birthday of the first president, George Washington. Groupon celebrated the day with …

Was This A Wise Marketing Strategy By Groupon? Was This A Wise Marketing Strategy By Groupon?

Groupon is doing what it does best – attracting attention for being just a little bit “off the wall.” The company has been doing this for as long as I can remember, and apparently not much has changed in that …

Groupon Deal Builder Does Exactly What You Would Think 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 …

Groupon Expands ‘Getaways’ With 20,000 New Hotels 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. …

Groupon Buys Fashion Retailer Ideeli For $43 Million Groupon Buys Fashion Retailer Ideeli For $43 Million

Groupon announced on Monday that it has acquired fashion retailer ideeli for $43 million in cash. The purchase, Groupon says, will extend its presence in fashion and apparel. “These types of offers have been very popular with Groupon customers, and …

Groupon Now Officially Owns Ticket Monster (Formerly Of LivingSocial) Groupon Now Officially Owns Ticket Monster (Formerly Of LivingSocial)

Groupon announced an agreement to acquire LivingSocial’s Ticket Monster when it reported its Q3 earnings in November. On Friday, Groupon announced that it has closed the acquisition. Groupon paid $260 million in cash and stock for the Korean ticketing company. …

Groupon Now Provides ‘Grouponvelope’ For Holiday Gifts Groupon Now Provides ‘Grouponvelope’ For Holiday Gifts

Groupon announced the launch of two new holiday gifting features for local businesses: the Grouponvelope and the digital gift voucher. “We’re giving local merchants who do not have a gift card program the ability to reach millions of customers looking …

Engulfed in Controversy, SeaWorld Turns to Groupon Engulfed in Controversy, SeaWorld Turns to Groupon
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It’s been a rough year for SeaWorld – at least in terms of press. Back in January, a documentary called Blackfish premiered at Sundance and caught fire. That documentary focused on Tilikum, an orca residing at SeaWorld, Orlando, and condemned …

Groupon’s Answer To Amazon’s Drones: Delivery Catapults Groupon’s Answer To Amazon’s Drones: Delivery Catapults
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Groupon has a new internal video it has passed along to us, which discusses the company’s answer to Amazon Prime Air. “While other companies drone on about their risky, experimental new methods of package delivery, only Groupon is looking forward…by …

Groupon Claims The Kidz Club Never Happened, But It Totally Did Groupon Claims The Kidz Club Never Happened, But It Totally Did

Last year, Groupon attempted to branch out and appeal to a younger market with the Groupon Kidz Club. It was bizarre to say the least, but it slowly wormed its way into our hearts with a cast of ridiculous characters, …

Groupon Is Giving Away $100 Million In Groupon Bucks For Black Friday Groupon Is Giving Away $100 Million In Groupon Bucks For Black Friday

Groupon announced on Tuesday that it’s giving users $100 million in Groupon Bucks (spread among “tens of millions” of subscribers). Some lucky users will get up to $5,000 worth, and one will even get $25,000 worth. This can be used …

Groupon Reportedly Refuses To Fix False Deal Until It’s Over, Massage Therapist Furious [Updated] Groupon Reportedly Refuses To Fix False Deal Until It’s Over, Massage Therapist Furious [Updated]

Update: A Groupon spokesperson has now told us, “We have paused the deal, fixed the name and also contacted Google in order to de-index the link from search results (which typically takes 1-2 business days to process).” It’s getting to …

Groupon Announces Q3 Earnings, Ticket Monster Acquisition Groupon Announces Q3 Earnings, Ticket Monster Acquisition

Groupon just released its earnings report for the third quarter, and announced an agreement to acquire Ticket Monster from its rival LivingSocial for $260 million cash and stock. Revenue was up 5% year over year at $595.1 million. Gross profit …

Groupon Launches Major Redesign (Site & Apps) Groupon Launches Major Redesign (Site & Apps)

Groupon has launched big redesigns for its website and mobile apps. The company hopes the changes will make it easier for users to shop for deals. “The latest versions of the website and mobile apps make it simple for customers …

Groupon Appoints Shutterfly CEO Jeffrey Housenbold As New Director Groupon Appoints Shutterfly CEO Jeffrey Housenbold As New Director
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Groupon announced on Wednesday that it has appointed Shutterfly president and CEO Jeffrey Housenbold to its Board of Directors. He has led Shutterfly since January of 2005. Before that, he worked at eBay in various roles like Vice President of …

Groupon’s Breadcrumb POS App Gets New CRM, Management Features Groupon’s Breadcrumb POS App Gets New CRM, Management Features

At Money2020, Groupon announced a new update to its Breadcrumb POS app, adding some CRM and employee management features. A new CRM feature lets businesses track customers and learn more about them, while storing their contact info and analyzing purchase …

Groupon Continues To Revamp Its Leadership Team Groupon Continues To Revamp Its Leadership Team
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Groupon continues to make big changes in its high-level executive offices. Groupon fired CEO Andrew Mason earlier this year. He was replaced by Eric Lefkofsky (pictured). Today, Groupon announced that it has appointed four new executives. Robbie Schwietzer is the …

Groupon Buys Blink, Rebrands It With The ‘Groupon’ Name Groupon Buys Blink, Rebrands It With The ‘Groupon’ Name

Groupon announced on Monday that it has acquired Blink a “last-minute” travel app from Europe, which lets users find deals on same-day hotel bookings. “Based in Madrid, Blink works with more than 2,000 hotel partners in eight European countries, and …

Groupon Launches GPN Affiliate Network For Online Publishers Groupon Launches GPN Affiliate Network For Online Publishers

Groupon has announced the launch of the Groupon Partner Network (GPN), a local ecommerce affiliate marketing program for online publishers. “GPN distributes the most relevant Groupon deals across partner websites and apps, helping to increase the visibility and distribution of …

Groupon Adds Credit Card Terminals To Payments Suite Groupon Adds Credit Card Terminals To Payments Suite
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Groupon announced on Wednesday that it is adding credit card terminals to its existing payments suite for local businesses. “This addition extends our popular payments service to the most common way that local businesses accept payments, making an affordable payments …

Groupon Buys Plumfare, Will Expand Gifting Options Groupon Buys Plumfare, Will Expand Gifting Options

Groupon has acquired Plumfare, a San Francisco-based developer, which has a mobile app that lets users share restaurant experiences with their friends, and give them gifts. It’s available on iOS. VentureBeat confirmed with Groupon that the acquisition took place, and …