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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 …

Groupon Now Goes Live Groupon Now Goes Live
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Groupon is looking to expand beyond their current one-deal-per-day model by offering local deals throughout the day. Groupon Now has just launched in Chicago, and will come to more cities in time. Using either the website or a mobile app, …

Daily Deals Space Gets More Crowded as AT&T Enters the Ring Daily Deals Space Gets More Crowded as AT&T Enters the Ring
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Add another provider to the growing list of daily deal options for customers and businesses. Believe it or not, this one comes from another established, well-known brand (actually two well-known brands). A representative for AT&T tells WebProNews, “AT&T plans to …

Groupon Kills Ads on Donald Trump’s Apprentice Website Groupon Kills Ads on Donald Trump’s Apprentice Website
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Online daily deals site Groupon announced today via blog post that they will be taking steps to ensure that no ads for their service appear on the website for “The Apprentice.” Apparently the rumor got around that Groupon was a …

Facebook Social Deals May Be Groupon’s “PointCast Moment” Facebook Social Deals May Be Groupon’s “PointCast Moment”
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A new offering called Facebook Social Deals was launched in five cities today. It’s a service similar to Groupon or LivingSocial, where merchants offer highly discounted, time-sensitive deals to their customers. The product is well-integrated with the overall Facebook experience, it’s …

Facebook Social Deals Uses News Feed as Advantage over Groupon, Google, LivingSocial Facebook Social Deals Uses News Feed as Advantage over Groupon, Google, LivingSocial
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Facebook finally launched its new Social Deals feature today, but only in five cities in the U.S. Facebook had previously unveiled a Deals service based on check-ins to Facebook Places, but it’s been long expected that they would go more …

Google Offers – Is Groupon in Trouble? Google Offers – Is Groupon in Trouble?
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I’m sure you recall when Groupon turned down a reported $6 billion offer from Google a few months back. Many (not all) thought Groupon was crazy to turn it down, considering how many daily deal/offers sites have been coming out …

Groupon Acquires Pelago, Makers of Whrrl Groupon Acquires Pelago, Makers of Whrrl
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Groupon has acquired Pelago, the makers of the Whrrl location-based service/check-in app. Pelago CEO and co-founder Jeff Holden took to the company blog to announce the news. He says: You might think at first that this is strange… But it …

Groupon IPO May Involve Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Groupon IPO May Involve Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley
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Groupon’s plan to go public appears to be moving forward yet again.  Although nothing’s been confirmed through official channels, new reports indicate the company’s picked Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to underwrite its IPO, and there are new rumors about …