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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 …

Groupon Addresses Stockholders: 170 Million Sold in 2011 Groupon Addresses Stockholders: 170 Million Sold in 2011

Groupon CEO, Andrew D. Mason sent out a letter to the stockholders today addressing what the company accomplished in 2011 and what they have planned for 2012 and beyond. To put it lightly, they plan on taking over commerce in …

Groupon Lands In Porn Trouble…Again Groupon Lands In Porn Trouble…Again
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Just two weeks after daily deals company Groupon drew the ire of an anti-porn group for their porn studio tour offer, they are back, pissing off the same group again with a recent Playboy-themed offer. Earlier in April, Groupon offered …

Groupon Board of Directors Gets Financially Savvy Groupon Board of Directors Gets Financially Savvy

Groupon, who has been having a lot of financial difficulty lately, added some new members to their board of directors yesterday. Daniel Henry, chief financial officer at American Express, and Robert Bass, vice chairman at Deloitte LLP. will both join …

Groupon Now Milestone: 1.5 Million Deals Sold Groupon Now Milestone: 1.5 Million Deals Sold
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Groupon Now! just issued its 1.5 millionth groupon deal at CiCi’s Nails in Chicago, Illinois. The deal with features a $42 manicure and pedicure deal for $30 marks a huge milestone for a service only available for one year. Groupon …

AmazonLocal Adds Deal Preferences AmazonLocal Adds Deal Preferences

Today AmazonLocal unveiled Deal Preferences, a way for users to customize their shopping experience, and facilitate a more targeted offering of various deals they receive. AmazonLocal is a daily deals platform similar to Groupon, which offers users up to 75% …

Groupon Gets Flak For Porn Studio Tours Groupon Gets Flak For Porn Studio Tours

In 2006, a Columbia University finance PhD graduate named Peter Acworth purchased a 200,000 square foot reproduction of a Moorish castle. The castle has gained notoriety over the years before he purchased it as a National Guard office and film …

Groupon Acquires Ditto.Me Mobile App Groupon Acquires Ditto.Me Mobile App

Ditto.me is a mobile app centered around discovering new and fun places like restaurants, bookstores, coffee shops, art studios, and other interesting hotspots in your community. It’s all about sharing your excitements and insight and today they have been acquired …

Groupon Grassroots Announced In Honor Of Earth Day Groupon Grassroots Announced In Honor Of Earth Day

It’s Earth Day which means everybody is going to be talking about conservation and how we can go green a little more this year. One Internet company is using Earth Day to relaunch one of their services with a new …

Groupon Names New International SVP Groupon Names New International SVP

Groupon has named a new senior vice president of International. Veit Dengler, Australian native and former executive at Proctor & Gamble and McKinsey, will fill the shoes. Dengler is a Harvard graduate and also spent time at Dell where he …