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Groupon Challenges GrubHub and Yelp With 10% Off All Delivered Orders

Service debuts in Chicago with Mike Ditka, of course

Groupon officially jumped into the restaurant delivery game on Thursday, offering 10 percent off every order in Chicago from national chains such as Quiznos, Popeyes, Subway and Papa John's, as…

Twitter's New Event Targeting Lets Brands Plan Months Ahead for Live Campaigns

Real-time marketing enhanced

Twitter is already a go-to place for brands when it comes to special events and important days. It's a place where the conversation naturally gravitates during, say, the Super Bowl…

Here's a Look at How Microsoft Makes Its Money in the Post-PC Era

Hint: it's in the cloud

Microsoft had to absorb a $7.5 billion loss because its plan to buy Nokia and then grab a bigger share of mobile devices mostly failed. The Redmond, Wash.-based company has…

In This Online Store, Viewing Ads Could Lead to Discounts

Jet.com is lowering bills wherever it can

New e-commerce site Jet.com plans to turn advertising revenue into consumer savings. CEO Marc Lore developed the site to get a piece of the potentially trillion-dollar e-commerce market, and to…

Microsoft Gives a Nod to Boyhood With New Windows 10 Ads Featuring Ethan Hawke

An OS for the next generation

Ethan Hawke is helping Microsoft introduce the new Windows 10 to the world. The Boyhood star is the voice of the new TV campaign that launches today ahead of the…

This Diabolical Hipster Hoodwinker Almost Sold a Bag of Brooklyn Air for $20,000

Then eBay stepped in to stop the madness

An eBay user this week diabolically played on people's love of all things Internet—where silly things often rise up #FTW—while trying to persuade any random rube to buy a Ziploc…

AOL's Digital Prophet Says Millennials 'Are Freaky for Video'

They want content, not ads

After eight years at AOL, digital prophet David Shing still knows how to preach the gospel of the future. And so there he was Saturday at the Cannes Lions International…

What Marketers Need to Know About 5 New Types of Social Commerce

Instagram, YouTube and Twitter all have different takes

Social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter have been trying to infuse their platforms with e-commerce functionalities over the past few years with the aim of attracting more ad…

Amazon Will Pull Confederate Flag Merchandise

E-commerce giant follows in Walmart's footsteps, per Reuters

If you searched "Confederate flag" on Amazon on Tuesday afternoon, you found pages upon pages of products that feature the unquestionably controversial stars-and-bars symbol of Southern rebellion. But that probably won't be the…

Twitter Just Made a Stronger Case for Retailers to Buy Ads

It can now be about a lot more than direct response

Twitter today revealed that it's testing product pages that take the social site's marketing capabilities a couple steps forward—especially for retailers. The microblogging platform debuted a "buy now" button nearly…

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