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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 …

Groupon Posts Q4 Net Loss Of $37M Groupon Posts Q4 Net Loss Of $37M

Groupon released their Q4 2011 report today, revealing a year-to-year 194% increase in revenue from $172.2 million in 2010 to $506.5 million this year. However, the online purveyors of collectively bargained daily deals had a net loss of $37 million …

One For The Money Groupon Deal Helps Film At Box Office One For The Money Groupon Deal Helps Film At Box Office
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Groupon ran a deal from Lionsgate for tickets for one or two (up to 60% Off) for the movie One For The Money, which opened on January 27. The deal ended just before 12:00PM Central on that day. Over opening …

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 …