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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 …

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 …