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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 …

Groupon to Add E-Commerce Deals? Groupon to Add E-Commerce Deals?
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Groupon is reportedly testing e-commerce deals in the UK. There have been a lot of questions and uncertainty about just what the future holds for Groupon, and this would appear to be Groupon being in the midst of making a …

Groupon Reportedly Sued By Its Own Sales Staff Groupon Reportedly Sued By Its Own Sales Staff
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Things were going along so well for Groupon, but at some point things took a dramatic turn, and now it just seems to be negative story after negative story. Even CEO Andrew Mason’s internal staff memo aimed at boosting employee …

Groupon IPO Reportedly Delayed Groupon IPO Reportedly Delayed
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It appears that Groupon is delaying its IPO. A report from the Wall Street Journal, citing “a person familiar with the matter,” indicates that the company has canceled its IPO roadshow and is “reassessing the timing” of the IPO, which …

Oregon Dentist and Chiropractic Boards Ban Groupon Oregon Dentist and Chiropractic Boards Ban Groupon
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If you’re living in Oregon and are looking for discounted crowns or a backiotomy, Groupon isn’t your place. Both the Oregon Board of Dentistry and the Board of Chiropractic Examiners have banned the use of Groupons. The reason for the …

The Deals Space: It’s Easy to Start, But Not to Grow The Deals Space: It’s Easy to Start, But Not to Grow
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Back in June, Mary Song, CEO of Yuupon, gave WebProNews the following predictions for the deals space: 1. Facebook Deals will not be a major contender as is.  Why? Facebook Deals is a self-serve platform and like ad-words is unlikely …

Yelp Cuts Back On Daily Deals, Great Timing for Groupon Yelp Cuts Back On Daily Deals, Great Timing for Groupon

It’s an interesting time for the daily deals space. As previously reported, Facebook, which may assumed would be a major player, has decided to fold its deals product, though the company is keeping around check-in deals. Yelp, another popular service …