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Groupon G-Pass Gets Wide Release For TicketMaster Events Groupon G-Pass Gets Wide Release For TicketMaster Events

Groupon announced the wide release of G-Pass, as part of Groupon Live, the joint venture between Groupon and Live Nation Entertainment for local events. The new feature lets users get ticketing, seating and barcode-scanning info on the voucher itself, so …

Groupon Kidz Club Launches With Some Questionable Characters Groupon Kidz Club Launches With Some Questionable Characters

Groupon has launched a new kids site called Groupon Kidz Club with games and a really weird song. One character apparently doesn’t love his parents, one hates stray dogs, one is some guy the kids “took in” after finding him …

Groupon Stock Hits All-Time Low Groupon Stock Hits All-Time Low
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Less than five months after its initial public offering, Groupon stock is trading for less than half of what it once was. The company’s shares fell another 3.2%, or 48 cents, and closed at $14.54 a piece. At its highest …

Groupon Lawsuits Related To Earnings Revisions Start Being Filed Groupon Lawsuits Related To Earnings Revisions Start Being Filed

On Friday, Groupon announced that it had revised its earnings report, which was originally released in February. This has drawn all kinds of hell to the company in the few days since. Lawyers almost immediately began looking for complaints from …

Groupon Draws SEC’s Eye, Forks Out $8.5 Million To Settle String Of Lawsuits Groupon Draws SEC’s Eye, Forks Out $8.5 Million To Settle String Of Lawsuits

Late on Friday, Groupon issued a press release revising its earnings report, which was initially released in February. As previously reported, lawyers immediately started seeking complaints against the company. In fact, one press release from law firm Federman & Sherwood …

Lawyers Reportedly Looking For Groupon Complaints, Following Earnings Revisions Lawyers Reportedly Looking For Groupon Complaints, Following Earnings Revisions

On Friday, Groupon announced revisions to its Q4 and full-year 2011 earnings report, including a $14.3 million reduction in Q4 revenue. When Groupon first reported its earnings, it had reported a 194% increase at $506.5 million. With the revisions, operating …

Groupon Q4, Full-Year 2011 Earnings Get Revision Groupon Q4, Full-Year 2011 Earnings Get Revision

Groupon announced some revisions to its recent earnings report today, including a $14.3 million reduction in Q4 revenue, which was originally reported as $506.5 million, up 194% year-over-year. Operating expenses were also increased, reducing operating income by $30 million, net …

LivingSocial President Resigns LivingSocial President Resigns

According to an email obtained by Nick O’Neill at StartUpStats from LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaunghnessy, LivingSocial president and co-founder Eddie Frederick has resigned from the board. Frederick had been with the company since its inception, and was the creator of …

Groupon To Hire 100 Engineers Groupon To Hire 100 Engineers

Groupon, the Chicago-based company that presently has about 200 employees at its Palo Alto office, seeks to expand its west coast operation with as many as 100 new hires. Groupon, who has already been buying billboards along the highways between …

Groupon: We Don’t Want Employees’ Facebook Passwords Groupon: We Don’t Want Employees’ Facebook Passwords
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We’ve reported several times about the whole ordeal with employers asking the Facebook passwords of job candidates. It’s been a hot, controversial item this week. Facebook deemed the practice alarming. One senator declared that employers asking for Facebook passwords should …

Groupon’s “Commitment To Customers” Is UK-Only Groupon’s “Commitment To Customers” Is UK-Only

In a recent article, we asked if Groupon will be better now, following regulation from the UK’s Office of Fair Trading (essentially, the UK’s version of the FTC). In a blog post called “Groupon’s Commitment to Customers,” the company responded …

Groupon Scheduler Made Widely Available in US, Canada Groupon Scheduler Made Widely Available in US, Canada

Groupon announced the beta release of Groupon Scheduler, its new online appointment calendar tool, for free to all appointment-based small businesses in the U.S. and Canada (except for Quebec). Groupon Scheduler was initially launched to two cities in December, and …

Google Starts Partnership With Signpost Google Starts Partnership With Signpost

Google announced today that they have reached a deal with the New York-based company Signpost, which provides online stores for local businesses around the country. The company will now run deals on Google Offers and in emails to subscribers. The …

Groupon Itinerary for SXSW 2012 Released Groupon Itinerary for SXSW 2012 Released

Daily deal giant, Groupon, announced their SXSW itinerary today. They also established a specific SXSW Twitter presence with the @GrouponSXSW handle. They will be there March 9-13. Groupon blogged to specifically announce these events: Tech Career Expo: Normally one would …

91% Remain Loyal To Business After Daily Deal [STUDY] 91% Remain Loyal To Business After Daily Deal [STUDY]
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Daily deals are not the best initiative for every small business. Since the rise in popularity of services like Groupon and LivingSocial, we’ve heard various stories from businesses slamming the model. Some small businesses have reported bad experiences running a …

Jeffrey Dahmer Tours On Groupon Don’t Go Over Too Well

This week, Groupon ran a deal for its Milwaukee customers for a tour of notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s crime scenes. This reportedly resulted in protests from local residents, including family members of some of Dahmer’s victims. Groupon has pulled …

Groupon Thailand Launches As The Company’s 48th Country Groupon Thailand Launches As The Company’s 48th Country
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Daily Deals powerhouse Groupon has just announced another expansion, as they are launching their service in Thailand. According to the company, the new office will be located in the heart of Bangkok. Thailand will be the 47th country outside the …

Barcode Hero Makers Kima Labs Acquired By Groupon 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 …

Hyperpublic Could Help Groupon Compete With Google In Local Search 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 …

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

Groupon Gets More Personalized Groupon Gets More Personalized
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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 …