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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 …

Obtiva Acquired by Groupon Obtiva Acquired by Groupon

Groupon announced today that it has acquired Obtiva, a Ruby on Rails software development firm from Groupon’s hometown of Chicago. “We’ve been working side-by-side with our Obtiva colleagues since way back in 2009, when Groupon had a handful of engineers,” …

Amazon Local Heads to Groupon’s Home Turf Amazon Local Heads to Groupon’s Home Turf

Two months ago, Amazon launched its Daily Deals offering Amazon Local in Boise, Idaho. Since then, it has expanded to include a handful of regions in California, Florida and Washington. The offering is attracting some attention in the press now …

Groupon Now Comes to Foursquare Groupon Now Comes to Foursquare
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Groupon and Foursquare have teamed up to bring Groupon Now deals to Foursquare users. It’s been known that the two companies were working together, but now users (and businesses) can reap the benefits. “Groupon Now!, our real-time deal platform, continues …

Is Groupon Losing its Edge? Is Groupon Losing its Edge?
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It’s well known that the daily deals space is getting more and more competitive. It seems that nearly every other day a new service related to this industry is being announced. LivingSocial, who has been doing a whole lot of …

Report: Groupon More Popular by 2 to 1 Margin Over LivingSocial Report: Groupon More Popular by 2 to 1 Margin Over LivingSocial
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ForeSee Results released some interesting data regarding he effectiveness of Groupon, Living Social and other “daily deal” programs. The firm conducted a study of over 22,000 online shoppers in the spring, and one subject they explored was the whole daily …

Will Groupon Founders Have Another Hit with Pawngo? Will Groupon Founders Have Another Hit with Pawngo?

Lightbank and Internet Pawn have announced that they have partnered to launch a new site called Pawngo.com, aimed at “reinventing the pawn shop”. In case you’ve never heard of either of these companies, Lightbank is an investment firm run by …

Groupon IPO Legitimizes the Daily Deals Marketplace Groupon IPO Legitimizes the Daily Deals Marketplace

Groupon made big news this week, when it filed for its much-anticipated IPO. CEO Andrew Mason has expressed disdain for some of his competitors – the ones he considers to be clones. “I was a music major, and with music, …

Groupon FIles for IPO at $750 Million Groupon FIles for IPO at $750 Million

Groupon has filed for a much anticipated IPO, aiming to raise up to $750 million. Last year, the company famously turned down a $6 billion offer from Google. Now it faces growing competition from all sides (including from Google). The …

Groupon CEO Thinks Clones Are Like Plagiarism, Makes Fun of Google Groupon CEO Thinks Clones Are Like Plagiarism, Makes Fun of Google
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Groupon CEO Andrew Mason spoke in an on-stage interview with Kara Swisher at the All Things Digital D9 conference, where he had some interesting thing to say about the booming daily deals industry. It’s no secret that Groupon-like services have …

Groupon and Expedia Join for Groupon Getaways Groupon and Expedia Join for Groupon Getaways

Daily deals site Groupon has just announced a partnership with online travel company Expedia to bring deals to travel. The service will be called “Groupon Getaways” and will start in the U.S. and Canada with plans to expand to other …

Loopt Details Partnership with Groupon Loopt Details Partnership with Groupon

It looks like some users can access even more deals after Loopt and Groupon teamed up in an effort to help both merchants and consumers. Last week, the companies announced the integration of the daily deals service’s Groupon Now product into Loopt.

Foursquare and Groupon Expected to Partner on Location-Based Deals Foursquare and Groupon Expected to Partner on Location-Based Deals

It was only a matter of time. The check-in app and daily deals spaces continue to merge, and this time it looks like the poster children for both spaces are joining forces. Foursquare and Groupon are partnering, according to a …

Loopt Gets Groupon Now Alerts Loopt Gets Groupon Now Alerts
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Groupon and Loopt have partnered to to give Loopt users access to alerts from Groupon’s recently launched Groupon Now service. “The big thing Loopt brings to this is location-specific alerts,” Loopt Corporate Communications Manager Sharon Howell tells WebProNews. “Loopt’s Reward …