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Groupon’s Insane Kidz Club Is Back [Video]

“Groupon is no stranger to what kids desire,” Groupon claims in its latest blog post about the return of the Groupon Kidz Club. First, for a bit of background, let’s review what the Groupon Kidz Club consists of – one character who doesn’t love his parents, one that hates stray dogs, one that simply carries around a dinner roll, one, …

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Groupon Updates iPhone, Android Apps

Groupon just announced the release of version 2.0 of its Consumer app. “This revamp will feature a sleeker, brighter and more simplified user experience, allowing seamless discovery of Groupon’s local merchants, Groupon Goods and Groupon Getaways travel destinations,” a Groupon spokesperson tells WebProNews. In the new app, there is larger photography for each deal and new carousel scrolling to replace …

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Groupon Shares Hit Their Lowest Ever

Groupon shares have reached their lowest point since the company has been public. As of the time of this writing, shares are sitting at $5.55, down 26.49%‎. The nosedive occurred, following the company’s earnings release on Monday, despite the company’s 45% year-over-year increase in revenue at $568% and its operating income of $46.5 million (compared to an operating loss of …

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Beware These Fake Malware-Carrying Groupon Emails

For those who subscribe to Groupon or another daily deal service, opening their emails is a daily occurrence – something that you do so often that you may mindlessly plunge into a half dozen daily deals emails in a pre-coffee morning stupor and not even realize it until later. That’s what makes a new malware attack so much more dangerous …

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Groupon Reimagines Its GrouponWorks Site, But Does Groupon Really Work?

Groupon announced today that it has revamped its GrouponWorks.com site for merchants. The company says it has been redesigned to better showcase merchant successes, as well as Groupon’s toolkit of marketing products and services. It features cases studies and video testimonials like the one below. Building Your Business with Groupon: Sylvan Learning Center from Groupon on Vimeo. “GrouponWorks.com ties together …

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Groupon Co-Founder Simplifies the Equation

Many times, we see successful people get bogged down by day to day operations losing sight at what they are really good at and passionate about doing. Groupon co-founder Eric Lefkofsky is one of those people. As an entrepreneur, Lefkofsky has built several startups from the ground up, and has always had a talent for cementing the foundations of those …

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Groupon Glitch Exposing Customer Emails Again

Looking back about eighteen months ago, Groupon had some issues with their email link encryption. When some Groupon users added “addx” into a Google search (exact Google search = allinurl: addx site:groupon.com) of the site, they were able to view older emails from other customers. According to Tech Crunch, the problem has resurfaced again, and as it did before, the …

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LivingSocial Not Going Public Anytime Soon

In light of the totally botched Facebook IPO, it’s no wonder many tech companies are in no hurry to go public. According to LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaugnessy, you can add LivingSocial to that list. Despite recent losses for the company, they are aren’t hurting for the capital an IPO would bring in. LivingSocial was recently able to raise $600 million …

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Groupon Gets an Upgrade by Morgan Stanley Analyst from Equal Weight to Overweight

Groupon shares are on the rise this morning as after Morgan Stanley analyst, Scott Devitt, raised the company’s status from Equal Weight to Overweight. Despite closing just above $10 per share on Friday, early morning trading reached as high as $11.07, and Groupon is currently trading for $10.75 per share. Scott Devitt, analyst for Morgan Stanley comments on Groupon’s performance: …

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Groupon Reportedly Axes Porn-Based Deals

According to a group of anti-porn activists, Groupon has stopped doing business with companies that “promote pornography,” although it’s unclear exactly what qualifies as promoting pornography. One thing that definitely qualifies is a deal that the company offered back in April involving a giant castle that currently serves as a porn studio for the website Kink.com. Kink.com specializes in certain …

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Facebook Stocks Finds New Low at $25.75

It seems like everyday marks a new low for the folks over at Facebook. Today, stock prices slipped below the $26 mark to $25.75. Considering shares started out at $38, I would say the IPO has lost almost all of its momentum. But, perhaps it speaks to the climate on Wall Street overall. Groupon also experienced record low stock prices …

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Groupon’s Worth Less Than What Google Offered in 2010

Groupon had their opportunity back in 2010. Google offered to buy their company for a whopping $6 billion, but they decided to fight the good fight and go public. The bad news for Groupon and their investors is that shares have never been worth what they sold for in the IPO and yesterday, Groupon fell below the $6 billion market …

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