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Groupon Reimagines Its GrouponWorks Site, But Does Groupon Really Work? Groupon Reimagines Its GrouponWorks Site, But Does Groupon Really Work?
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Groupon announced today that it has revamped its GrouponWorks.com site for merchants. The company says it has been redesigned to better showcase merchant successes, as well as Groupon’s toolkit of marketing products and services. It features cases studies and video …

Groupon Co-Founder Simplifies the Equation Groupon Co-Founder Simplifies the Equation

Many times, we see successful people get bogged down by day to day operations losing sight at what they are really good at and passionate about doing. Groupon co-founder Eric Lefkofsky is one of those people. As an entrepreneur, Lefkofsky …

Groupon Glitch Exposing Customer Emails Again Groupon Glitch Exposing Customer Emails Again

Looking back about eighteen months ago, Groupon had some issues with their email link encryption. When some Groupon users added “addx” into a Google search (exact Google search = allinurl: addx site:groupon.com) of the site, they were able to view …

LivingSocial Not Going Public Anytime Soon LivingSocial Not Going Public Anytime Soon

In light of the totally botched Facebook IPO, it’s no wonder many tech companies are in no hurry to go public. According to LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaugnessy, you can add LivingSocial to that list. Despite recent losses for the company, …

Groupon Gets an Upgrade by Morgan Stanley Analyst from Equal Weight to Overweight Groupon Gets an Upgrade by Morgan Stanley Analyst from Equal Weight to Overweight
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Groupon shares are on the rise this morning as after Morgan Stanley analyst, Scott Devitt, raised the company’s status from Equal Weight to Overweight. Despite closing just above $10 per share on Friday, early morning trading reached as high as …

Groupon Reportedly Axes Porn-Based Deals Groupon Reportedly Axes Porn-Based Deals

According to a group of anti-porn activists, Groupon has stopped doing business with companies that “promote pornography,” although it’s unclear exactly what qualifies as promoting pornography. One thing that definitely qualifies is a deal that the company offered back in …

Facebook Stocks Finds New Low at $25.75 Facebook Stocks Finds New Low at $25.75
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It seems like everyday marks a new low for the folks over at Facebook. Today, stock prices slipped below the $26 mark to $25.75. Considering shares started out at $38, I would say the IPO has lost almost all of …

Groupon’s Worth Less Than What Google Offered in 2010 Groupon’s Worth Less Than What Google Offered in 2010

Groupon had their opportunity back in 2010. Google offered to buy their company for a whopping $6 billion, but they decided to fight the good fight and go public. The bad news for Groupon and their investors is that shares …

Groupon Acquires Breadcrumb, Restaurant POS Software Groupon Acquires Breadcrumb, Restaurant POS Software

Groupon announced the acquisition of Breadcrumb, in a company blog post, yesterday. We are excited to announce that Groupon has acquired Breadcrumb! The team behind Breadcrumb shares our passion to build affordable and intuitive products that make it easier for …

Groupon Reportedly Testing Payments Product Groupon Reportedly Testing Payments Product

Groupon is reportedly testing a new payments offering, and is giving merchants complimentary iPod Touches and card readers. Rocky Agarwal at VentureBeat says he was forwarded an email from a business who was solicited for it. Agarwal reports: The pricing …

Groupon Stock Spike; Something’s Fishy? Groupon Stock Spike; Something’s Fishy?

Something looks fishy to regulators over on Wall Street. Groupon shares jumped an incredible 18.5% Monday from their close on Friday. Coincidently, Groupon announced their first profit ever in their first quarter earnings report for 2012, just after the stock …

Groupon Stock: Earnings Better Than Analysts Predicted Groupon Stock: Earnings Better Than Analysts Predicted

Groupon stock shot up almost 18 percent during after hours trading on Monday when first quarter earnings turned out to be much better than analysts had originally predicted. Thanks to increased demand from consumers, the company posted a smaller net …

Groupon’s Q1 2012 Results Might be Misleading Groupon’s Q1 2012 Results Might be Misleading

Groupon’s shareholders must have been rejoicing over the company’s most recent earnings report even though stock hasn’t quite made it back up to the IPO pricing. In fact, it is the first quarter Groupon’s statement has even reflected a profit. …

CBS Picks Up Sitcom Based On Groupon

Social media has been trying to put it’s foot in the television door. It started with a William Shatner sitcom titled “$#*! My Dad Says,” but it got cancelled after 18 episodes. Then it was thought that a TV show …

Groupon Finally Earns a Profit, Stock Shoots Up 18% Groupon Finally Earns a Profit, Stock Shoots Up 18%

Groupon has shocked Wall Street with their first ever profitable quarter. Their first quarter 2012 financial report is in and things are looking really good. Revenue has increased almost 90% and they brought in $559.3 million as compared to only …

UpMyStreet Acquired by Zoopla UpMyStreet Acquired by Zoopla

Zoopla, a UK-based property and house prices website, has just acquired veteran British web domain UpMyStreet, a localized information portal of service listings. Likewise, Zoopla itself is in the process of merging with the Daily Mail’s Digital Processing Group. UpMyStreet …

The Rise of Geosocial-Based Internet Services [Pew Research] The Rise of Geosocial-Based Internet Services [Pew Research]

It seems like everyday there’s another location-based service popping up to offer us an incentive to either broadcast our location of cash in on some exclusive deal. Sites like Foursquare and Gowalla were the focus of Pew Internet Research’s latest …

Groupon’s Rewards Program Now Available Nationwide Groupon’s Rewards Program Now Available Nationwide

Groupon today announced that its Rewards program, which it began testing in September 2011, has now launched nationwide to the U.S. Groupon Rewards is a loyalty program that uses credit cards to track spending at retailers who use Groupon. The …

Facebook Now Testing Offers For Online Retailers Facebook Now Testing Offers For Online Retailers

The recently launched Facebook Offers beta allows businesses of all types to create coupons for their fans on Facebook. The program takes aim at other coupon services such as Groupon and one of community newspapers’ last reliable sources of revenue …

Groupon Is Taking 2,000 “Campers” to Chicago Groupon Is Taking 2,000 “Campers” to Chicago

Groupon wants to

Groupon’s Financial History [Infographic] Groupon’s Financial History [Infographic]

Yesterday I reported on a letter to shareholders from Groupon CEO, Andrew D. Mason. The main point of the letter was to express his vision for the future of the online coupon giant and to lay out the pieces of …