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Priceline Buys OpenTable for $2.6 Billion Flight booker gets second chance at diversifying offers

The Priceline Group has agreed to purchase restaurant digital bookings company OpenTable for $2.6 billion. It's an intriguing move by the Norwalk, Conn.-based parent firm of Priceline.com, bringing together two major…

June 13, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT

Groupon Buys Ideeli for $43 Million Continues daily deals dominance

Groupon has purchased fashion discounts firm Ideeli for $43 million in cash, the companies have announced. Six-year-old Ideeli employs 150 staffers that are mostly situated in its New York headquarters,…

January 13, 2014, 11:33 AM EST

Why Post-O'Shaughnessy LivingSocial Might Not Be Dead In Its Tracks Closer to profitability than folks realize, source says

Tim O'Shaughnessy has announced that he will step aside as CEO of LivingSocial after co-founding the company in 2007. Per O'Shaughnessy's letter posted today via the firm's blog, the struggling…

January 10, 2014, 4:09 PM EST

Groupon Debuts Its Own Affiliate Marketing Platform Self-service and analytics for deals blogs

In recent years, Groupon's been teaming up with 100,000 deals and coupon bloggers to run commission-based ads on their sites. Today, the Chicago-based company announced Groupon Partner Network (GPN), a…

August 19, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

Groupon Launches High-End Restaurant Reservation Service 'Reserve' is OpenTable competitor

Groupon today has launched an OpenTable-like feature called Groupon Reserve that lets consumers book restaurant tables at double-digit percentage discounts. The service will run via technology from Savored.com, which Groupon…

July 1, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

Foursquare’s Crowley: Our Users Are Real-World Google Crawlers Check-in service reorienting itself around local search

Foursquare is in the midst of a fundamental paradigm shift, stepping beyond its reputation as the check-in king and toward the more functional (and potentially lucrative) location-recommendation market. Speaking Monday…

March 11, 2013, 6:19 PM EDT

LivingSocial Nabs Former Best Buy CMO Digital deals player hires Barry Judge

LivingSocial today tapped Barry Judge as CMO, the same role he held at Best Buy for the last four years during his decade-plus tenure at the big box retailer. He…

January 8, 2013, 3:58 PM EST

Starbucks' Heavy Metal Gilt deal offers $450 stainless steel loyalty card

Whether Starbucks coffee is anything special is a matter of opinion, and yet the brand clearly has many caffeine addicts hooked. But are they willing to fork over $450 to replace…

December 6, 2012, 1:35 PM EST

Banks Eat Into Groupon's Business Banks increasingly finding daily deals too big to pass up

One day after Groupon's disappointing Q2 earnings report, the daily deals row isn't getting any easier to hoe. For the second consecutive week, a major banking institution has rolled out…

August 14, 2012, 1:49 PM EDT

Groupon Takes a Page Out of Facebook Studio Deals platform looks to educate local merchants on its offerings

Facebook Studio, eat your heart out. Following a trend among notable digital firms like Facebook, Groupon today announced significant upgrades to GouponWorks, a resource that’s designed to show local merchants…

July 24, 2012, 11:37 AM EDT

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