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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 was down to $359.6 million compared to $386.8 million for the same quarter last year. “Our Local business showed continued …

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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 to search and browse Groupon’s more than 54,000 active deals to find the exact offer they want, when they want …

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Groupon Appoints Shutterfly CEO Jeffrey Housenbold As New Director

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 Business Development and Internet Marketing, Vice President & General Manager, Business-to-Consumer Group and Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions. He is …

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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 behaviors, recording notes on their preferences. Another feature lets businesses set functions for specific roles and employees, assigning transactions to …

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Groupon Continues To Revamp Its Leadership Team

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 new Senior Vice President of Operations. Lisa Kennedy is the new Vice President, General Manager, of Groupon Reserve. David Kerr …

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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 will strengthen Groupon Getaways to even better serve customers’ travel needs,” a Groupon spokesperson tells WebProNews. “Experiences will span select …

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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 merchants’ deals and drive purchases through Groupon,” a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. “Some of these partners include: Ebates, …

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Groupon Adds Credit Card Terminals To Payments Suite

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 solution available to nearly all merchants,” a Groupon spokesperson tells WebProNews. “Most small businesses run on multiple devices — With …

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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 Plumfare, while not saying anything about Groupon itself, discusses being acquired on its homepage. In a letter to users, the …

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Groupon Gets A CEO (Eric Lefkofsky), Posts Earnings

Groupon just released its earnings report for the second quarter, its second since former CEO Andrew Mason was fired. The company also took the opportunity to announce that it now has a permanent CEO – Eric Lefkofsky. Lefkofsky, one of Groupon’s co-founders, has been acting as chairman and co-CEO since Mason was let go, and the board apparently likes what …

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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 Breadcrumb POS iPad App Gets Major Updates

Groupon announced some updates to its Breadcrumb POS app for iPad on Wednesday, including new customization features. “Ultimately the Breadcrumb POS v.1.2 upgrade allows hair and nail salons, spas, studios, wine bars, cafes and retail establishments to now have their own point-of-sale experience designed for their unique merchant environments,” a spokesperson for Groupon tells WebProNews. Merchants can customize the system …

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