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Bank of America Rolls Out Discount Service Bank of America Rolls Out Discount Service

Bank of America is the latest to jump on the trend of offering consumers deals through online discounts. Reuters reports that Bank of America rolled out its new Groupon-like service Wednesday that allows consumers to receive deals from retailers based …

Mertado Acquired By Groupon Mertado Acquired By Groupon
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Groupon has acquired social shopping company Mertado for an undisclosed sum. Mertado has posted the following message on its site: Our mission at Mertado has always been to expose a selection of high quality, unique, lifestyle-oriented products to consumers wherever …

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason 60 Minutes Interview: Twitter Reaction Groupon CEO Andrew Mason 60 Minutes Interview: Twitter Reaction

Did you get a chance to catch Groupon CEO Andrew Mason on 60 Minutes? If not, you can watch the full interview, as well as some post-interview commentary from interviewer Lesley Stahl here. Here’s what some people who tuned in …

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason on 60 Minutes Groupon CEO Andrew Mason on 60 Minutes

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason appeared on 60 Minutes last night, giving the audience of “America’s most watched network” their first chance to see an extensive interview with the man, since last year’s IPO. Despite the big IPO, 2011 was something …

Clicky From Groupon Lets You Spin Wheel For Deals Clicky From Groupon Lets You Spin Wheel For Deals

Groupon has launched a Wheel of Fortune-esque marketing gimmick that lets users log into Facebook and spin a virtual wheel for the chance to win deals with select Groupon merchants. It’s called Clicky the Clickable Value Wheel,” and it has …

Groupon Reportedly Acquires Campfire Labs Groupon Reportedly Acquires Campfire Labs

It would appear that the Groupon acquisitions continue. TechCrunch is reporting that Groupon has quietly acquired Campfire Labs, after finding that the campfirelabs.com domain was transferred to Groupon. Little information is available about what Campfire Labs actually does. One thing …

Groupon Counters Amazon’s Anti-Small Business Promotion Groupon Counters Amazon’s Anti-Small Business Promotion
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Earlier this month Amazon enraged retailers everywhere by running a one-day deal to promote their new Price Check app. Shoppers who used the app to check prices in a brick-and-mortar store were offered a 5% discount to purchase the same …

Biking, Sleep & App Heroes Biking, Sleep & App Heroes

Today’s infograhpic round-up looks at biking and health, sleep, and app characters vs. one another. View more daily infographic round-ups here. Biking and health: Created by: Healthcare Management Degree App hero vs. app hero: Sleep is awesome (via Ultralinx):

Groupon To Enter Yelp Territory? Groupon To Enter Yelp Territory?
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It appears that Groupon may be looking to get more into Yelp’s territory if unconfirmed rumors turn out to be true. TechCrunch’s Jason Kincaid says he has heard from unnamed sources that the company is in talks to acquire Clever …

Groupon Takes The Good News With The Bad Groupon Takes The Good News With The Bad

Last year, it seemed like the sky was the limit for Groupon. Every major Internet player had to have a Groupon clone, Google even tried to buy Groupon. Everybody was talking about the service. This year, while some of those …

Groupon Scheduler Launched in 2 Cities, More On The Way Groupon Scheduler Launched in 2 Cities, More On The Way

Groupon announced the launch of a new online appointment calendar called Groupon Scheduler. It’s designed to provide Groupon merchants with an easy way to manage their schedules and accept bookings from customers. “Groupon Scheduler grew out of technology from our …

Groupon’s Advertising Practices Under Scrutiny In The UK Groupon’s Advertising Practices Under Scrutiny In The UK
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Top daily deals service Groupon is no stranger to controversy – whether it be related to their early November IPO, or charges from small businesses about the efficacy of the service. But now Groupon faces problems across the pond as …

Groupon Ready To Start Talking Again Groupon Ready To Start Talking Again

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason posted a statement to the company blog today talking about the company’s quiet period being over, and sharing a few holiday Groupon stats, including 650,000 “Grouponicus” deals between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which he says …

Groupon Types, Places Add Some Personalization Groupon Types, Places Add Some Personalization

Groupon has launched a new type of personalized deal with its Deal Types and Places offering. “Groupon is constantly looking for new ways to bring its subscribers the best, most relevant deals in the places they like to spend time,” …

Groupon: The Movie Tackles Daily Deals Obsession Groupon: The Movie Tackles Daily Deals Obsession

Does getting everything at 50% off amount to the new American Dream? This, and other questions will be thoughtfully explored in Groupon: The Movie, a film whose parody trailer has just been released by female-centric comedy group Comediva. The trailer …

Groupon IPO Raises $700 Million, Priced At $20 A Share Groupon IPO Raises $700 Million, Priced At $20 A Share
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Daily deals powerhouse Groupon has priced its Initial Public Offering at $20 a share, a move that will raise $700 million for the barely 3-year-old startup. This IPO values the company at around $12.8 billion. The oversubscribed company added five …

A Deal is Not Always Such a Great Deal A Deal is Not Always Such a Great Deal
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Thumbtack.com put out some research last week suggesting that many daily deals in the local services industry are priced equal to or higher than the average local price of the service. In other words, the deal isn’t always much of …

Groupon Rewards Loyalty Program Announced Groupon Rewards Loyalty Program Announced
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Groupon announced a new loyalty program today called Groupon Rewards, which lets consumers get special deals when they go to local businesses multiple times. They earn rewards from merchants who utilize the service, when they pay with their credit or …

Google Offers Is Doing Quite Well Google Offers Is Doing Quite Well
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Reports related to the daily deals industry in general haven’t been incredibly flattering in recent weeks, but it looks like the future might be bright in this space for Google. As you may recall, Google tried to buy Groupon last …

Groupon IPO in October or November? Groupon IPO in October or November?
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There’s been a lot of bad press for Groupon lately. After an internal memo from CEO Andrew Mason trying to boost employee morale in response to the bad press, the SEC started questioning the company more, and its IPO was …

Groupon Deals Could Hurt the Reputation of Your Business Groupon Deals Could Hurt the Reputation of Your Business
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The type of headline we ran here probably isn’t exactly the kind of thing Groupon wants to see circulating throughout the Blogosphere these days, considering all the negative press the company has been getting lately, but it is a conclusion …