All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘offers’

Need More Storage? Google and Microsoft Are Both Giving It Away Right Now

Are you running out of cloud storage? If so, two major providers are giving it away right now. Microsoft is offering 100GB of OneDrive cloud storage for the next two years – and all you have to do is sign up for Bing Rewards. Don’t know what Bing Rewards is? It’s pretty simple. Bing Rewards offers credits for everyday searches, …

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Twitter Tests Card-Linked ‘Offers’ With A Few Brands

Twitter announced that it’s testing a new offering for advertisers called Twitter Offers, whicn enables them to provide card-linked promotions to users. When a Twitter users sees a Twitter Offer in their timeline, they can add it to their credit or debit card, and redeem it in real time using their card at the store that offered the deal. “Because …

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Foursquare Partners with Visa, MasterCard for Amex-Like Offers

In early 2011, Foursquare and American Express launched a partnership that allowed card-owners to score discounts and cashback by using Foursquare to check-in and spend at certain participating businesses around the country. The program made a big splash on Small Business Saturday (the shopping day after Black Friday) and featured offers like “spend $25 get $25 off.” Later, Foursquare and …

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Facebook Reportedly Testing Feature Updates For Offers

Facebook is working with global retailers on a test of a new version of its Offers product, according to a report from Inside Facebook. This incarnation of Offers reportedly lets users shop immediately or get a reminder before the promotion ends. Brittany Darwell reports: A Facebook spokesperson says the company is working with a few global retailers for this test, …

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Google Launches Zavers Coupon Offering For Retailers

Google announced a real-time new digital coupon offering today called Zavers by Google, which the company says enables retailers and manufacturers to reward loyal customers with relevant coupons. Retailers can use the product to extend their existing incentive programs. “Unlike traditional media, Zavers’ real-time data gives manufacturers new ways to measure coupon redemptions and analyze consumer preferences so they can …

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Facebook Page Admins Can Now Post Offers on Mobile

Today, Facebook has announced an update to their free Pages Manager app that brings a couple of new features, along with the standard bug fixes and performance updates. Now, in version 1.5, Page admins can make Offers directly from the app. Bringing Offers to mobile comes just a couple of weeks after Facebook gave their Offers program a huge global …

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Free Nook With Purchase of NYT Offer Runs Through March 9th

Barnes & Noble has just announced a new promotion that offers big savings on their Nook line of e-readers, but also requires a pretty big commitment to a certain digital publication. If you were looking to purchase a year’s subscription to one of the most venerable newspapers in the country and have yet to purchase the device on which to …

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Google Offers Continues Expansion Into More Cities

Google announced today that it is launching Google Offers in four new cities: Baltimore, Minneapolis, San Diego and San Jose. Just last week, the product launched in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, with 25 more cities promised in the near future. I guess that leaves 21 more to be on the look out for soon, though it’s highly doubtful they’ll stop there. …

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Email & Daily Deals: Segmentation, Deliverability & Timing

Email continues to thrive as a major marketing channel, and few current trends drive this point further home than that of daily deals. Email’s not the only channel where daily deals convert, but it’s the primary hub for conversions. We had an interesting discussion with Emily Keye, Marketing Strategist of email/mobile/social marketing platform provider Bronto Software about daily deals conversions …

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Google Offers Is Doing Quite Well

Reports related to the daily deals industry in general haven’t been incredibly flattering in recent weeks, but it looks like the future might be bright in this space for Google. As you may recall, Google tried to buy Groupon last year, but Groupon turned down the offer (reported to have been in the ballpark of $6 billion). It’s been a …

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AmazonLocal Deals Hit Kindle Devices

Amazon announced today that AmazonLocal deals are coming to Kindle and Kindle 3G with Special Offers. These offers will appear on the Kindles’ screensavers while the user isn’t reading. The feature is launching in New York City for now, with other markets coming before the year’s over. Launch deals include: $7 for a one-hour bike rental in Central Park ($15 …

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Groupon IPO in October or November?

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 reportedly delayed (previously planned for just after Labor Day). Since then, reports also came out that the company was being …

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Groupon Deals Could Hurt the Reputation of Your Business

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 drawn from some new academic research. That research, from computer scientists John W. Byers and Georgios Zervas of Boston University …

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Groupon to Add E-Commerce Deals?

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 huge move for its future. Bloomberg Businessweek reports that Groupon has begun offering discounts of up to 80% on products …

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Business Insider to Yahoo: Buy Us and Make Us the CEO

Business Insider has announced an “offer” for Yahoo. CEO Henry Blodget has posted a bare-bones plan with more details promised for “when the time comes” for Yahoo to purchase Business Insider for $150 million then appoint BI acting CEO (he says “us” not “me”) of Yahoo so they can implement their “plan”. Publicity stunt? Perhaps. We’ll bite. Should Yahoo? @hblodgetHenry …

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Amazon Local Expanded Into More Markets

Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Local in in new markets, including New York City today. NYC is obviously a major market for the online retail giant’s daily deals offering. The service originally launched in Boise in early June. Two months later, it launched on Groupon’s home turf in Chicago. Now NYC, Austin, Charlotte, Chicago’s northwest suburbs, Northern Virginia, Orlando …

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Groupon Now Comes to Foursquare

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 to launch across the country – we’re up to 25 markets! – and we’ve heard from lots of you that …

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Today in Deals: Foursquare and Google

There are a couple noteworthy bits of news coming out this morning regarding the deals space. Foursquare announced that Foursquare Specials will no include “deals” from partners LivingSocial, Gilt City, Zozi, BuyWithMe, and AT&T Interactive. “We help you discover the deals that are right for you,” Foursquare says on the company blog. “We now run all Specials through our personalized …

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Is Groupon Losing its Edge?

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 TV advertising these days has been consistently named as Groupon’s closest competitor. A report today from Bloomberg BusinessWeek, citing data …

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More to Google Offers Than Meets the Eye?

Let me take you back to the beginning of the year for a minute. Groupon had recently turned down a buyout offer from Google reported at around $6 billion. Everyone was wondering what Google’s next move was going to be. Clearly they were interested in entering the Groupon/daily deals space. It was highly unlikely that Google was just going to …

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LivingSocial Talks Instant Deals Launches

Back in April, LivingSocial launched its Instant Deals product in Washington DC, where consumers bought up a slew of dollar lunches. This week, the company did the same in New York City. LivingSocial Communications Director Marie Griffin told us a bit about the two launches, and what’s planned. “LivingSocial is based in Washington, DC, so it was a no-brainer to …

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Groupon CEO Thinks Clones Are Like Plagiarism, Makes Fun of Google

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 been coming out of the woodwork, and plenty of questions about the company’s future remain. The main one would be: …

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PriceGrabber Gets Into Local Deals

Yet another player has entered into the daily deals space. This time it’s PriceGrabber, which has just announced the launch of a new local deals category. PriceGrabber’s angle is actually to let consumers search through thousands of daily deals from over 20 other group buying sites like Groupon, LivingSocial, etc. I’d imagine this will expand along with the space itself. …

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Google Offers: First Deal Launches in Portland

Google officially launched Google Offers, the company’s new Groupon competitor, in Portland Oregon today. Google Offers was announced in February, and the beta first went live in April. Today, consumers in Portland can get a deal, or…an offer. The first offer comes from Portland coffee shop Floyd’s Coffee. “Husband-and-wife team Jack Inglis and Cris Chapman opened Floyd’s seven years ago, …

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LivingSocial? Groupon? Glenn Beck Launches MarkDown

Glenn Beck, of Fox News fame, made an interesting and unexpected annoucnement today – the launch of a new deals service that would rival companies like Groupon, LivingSocial, and the like. It’s official. Everyone really is getting into this game – from AT&T to Facebook, Google, and now Glenn Beck. Beck announced the launch today via Twitter and other channels. …

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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 report from All Things D’s Liz Gannes, who cites “multiple sources familiar with the matter”. She also shared the following …

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Loopt Gets Groupon Now Alerts

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 Alerts feature integrates nicely with Groupon Now’s time-limited deals. With Loopt, Groupon fans can get the deals based on their …

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Foursquare Partners with American Express

Foursquare and American Express have entered into a partnership that will see card users getting discounts at stores, restaurants, etc. via Foursquare. WebProNews recently exchanged a few tweets with Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, following an article we posted questioning how Foursquare will continue to compete with Facebook and its Places service. You can see that exchange here. In a nutshell, …

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Can Groupon Own The Deals Space?

Can Groupon own the deals space the way Google owns search? It’s hard to imagine the space being dominated by any one company. Forget for a second that it has Google and Facebook to contend with, and even LivingSocial (previously cited as its closest competitor). 

What deals sites have you tried? How successful were your campaigns? Tell us about it

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