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LivingSocial Taps eBay Exec for CEO

LivingSocial Taps eBay Exec for CEO

By Josh Wolford July 15, 2014

Daily deals company LivingSocial has just poached an eBay exec to be their next CEO, following January’s announcement that longtime head Tim O’Shaughnessy would be resigning. Your new LivingSocial CEO is Gautam Thakar. Thakar was eBay advertising General Manager since …

LivingSocial Apologizes for Odd Halloween Party Room LivingSocial Apologizes for Odd Halloween Party Room

In you-probably-should-have-thought-that-through-a-little-more news, daily deals company LivingSocial has issued an apology for featuring dreidels in “greed”-themed room at a Halloween party. The party, which took place at LivingSocial headquarters in D.C., apparently featured seven different rooms – all decorated to …

LivingSocial Launches New Offerings For Merchants LivingSocial Launches New Offerings For Merchants

LivingSocial announced on Tuesday that it is rolling out new tools for merchants, a larger deals inventory, extended-length deals and new coupons. A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews that LivingSocial is “moving towards being more of a marketing partner …

LivingSocial Hacked: 50M+ Emails & Passwords LivingSocial Hacked: 50M+ Emails & Passwords
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Daily deals site LivingSocial is the latest major tech company to fall victim to hackers. According to the Washington D.C.-based company, the hack exposed over 50 million users’ email addresses, passwords, birthdates, and more – but no financial information. All …

LivingSocial's Starbucks Deal Hits 1.5 Million Sold LivingSocial's Starbucks Deal Hits 1.5 Million Sold
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I didn’t buy LivingSocial’s Starbucks deal yesterday. That makes me a weirdo because apparently, everyone else did. According to daily deals aggregator Yipit, we have a new king of the daily deals. Wednesday’s $5 for $10 worth of Starbucks offer …

LivingSocial Not in a Hurry to Go Public LivingSocial Not in a Hurry to Go Public

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, …

LivingSocial Gets Outrageous $23 Million Tax Break LivingSocial Gets Outrageous $23 Million Tax Break

LivingSocial has been doing very well for itself. In fact, it is time for the daily deals provider to expand its operations, and they contemplated moving headquarters outside its current Washington, D.C. home. Fortunately, the D.C. City Council and many …

LivingSocial, AEG to Offer Deals on Live Events LivingSocial, AEG to Offer Deals on Live Events

LivingSocial, the collective bargaining service helping people get discounts on everything from fish food to hibachi grills, and AEG, one of the biggest sports and entertainment presenters in the world, announced an exciting new partnership today that will bring LivingSocial …

LivingSocial Escapes Book 1 Million Rooms LivingSocial Escapes Book 1 Million Rooms

Today LivingSocial announced that its Escapes program has booked one million reservations since its inception in November, 2010. The rooms were booked in over 1,400 hotel, lodging and tour partners around the world. Escapes bookings can include anything from African …

LivingSocial Co-founder Resigns Post LivingSocial Co-founder Resigns Post

According to an email obtained by Nick O’Neill at StartUpStats from LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaunghnessy, LivingSocial president and co-founder Eddie Frederick has resigned from the board. Frederick had been with the company since its inception, and was the creator of …

LivingSocial Launches Takeout & Delivery LivingSocial Launches Takeout & Delivery

LivingSocial has just announced the launch of Takeout & Delivery, an online restaurant platform which allows users to order food from thousands of local diners for pickup or delivery. LivingSocial has used its Instant service as a testing ground for …

LivingSocial Drops A Cleveland Steamer For Only $69
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I’m a 20-something male, so sometimes things that are said in a completely innocuous manner and setting can still make me chuckle like a fifth-grader. I’ll be the first to admit that my mind usually does a faceplant right in …

91% Remain Loyal To Business After Daily Deal 91% Remain Loyal To Business After Daily Deal
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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 …

Black Friday, Cyber Monday Deals Announced By LivingSocial Black Friday, Cyber Monday Deals Announced By LivingSocial

LivingSocial wants to extend the biggest holiday shopping day of the year into the biggest daily deals period of the year, as they have announced a string of new deals set to begin early Friday morning. Beginning at 5am, LivingSocial …

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 …

Whole Foods, LivingSocial Team Up For 50% Off Deal Whole Foods, LivingSocial Team Up For 50% Off Deal
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In what many are considering the holy grail of daily deals, LivingSocial is offering a voucher today for 50% off groceries at Whole Foods Market. The voucher is good for $20 worth of merchandise for only $10. They say beauty …

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 …