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Clear Channel, Cumulus Partnership Aims Crosshairs at Pandora, Groupon Will cross-publish content from iHeartRadio, SweetJack

Clear Channel's three-year-old digital streaming service, iHeartRadio, will now stream content from 570 terrestrial radio stations owned by competitor Cumulus Media, the companies announced today. iHeartRadio launched several years ago as…

December 5, 2011, 11:49 AM EST

Groupon Sues Ex-Employees Who Left for Google Claims they took 'confidential trade secrets'

Groupon is suing two former employees who allegedly took “confidential trade secrets” to their new jobs at Google. The two ex-sales managers, Michael Nolan and Brian Hanna, left Groupon in…

October 25, 2011, 12:35 PM EDT

BuyWithMe Lays Off Half Its Staff Site has reportedly failed to raise another investment round

New York-based daily deals site BuyWithMe, which has spent the past few months buying up competitors, has fired more than half of its employees, BetaBeat first reported yesterday. According to a…

October 20, 2011, 4:25 PM EDT

Deal or No Deal The ups and downs of the daily deals marketplace

Since Groupon first launched in 2008, daily deal competitors have flooded the market. While some have reached near-Groupon levels of popularity, others quickly fizzled. Success “boils down to two key…

October 17, 2011, 6:38 AM EDT

Avoiding the 'Scorched Earth' Approach to Daily Deals Marketers talk women and loyalty

Not all deal sites are created equal, said Beth Ellard, general manager of lifestyle website and newsletter DailyCandy. Speaking on an Advertising Week panel on women and marketing, Ellard talked about DailyCandy's version…

October 6, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT

Groupon Rewards Turns Your Credit Card Into a Loyalty Card Return customers will get special perks

Since its launch three years ago, Groupon’s business model has focused on signing up merchants for one-off deals in hopes of attracting new customers. Now, the coupon site is changing…

September 28, 2011, 11:57 AM EDT

Has the Daily Deals Market Reached Its Breaking Point? Times are tough for smaller sites

Remember when you signed up for every daily deals site you could find, only to become exasperated by the dozens of offers that now clog your inbox every day? Apparently,…

September 19, 2011, 5:56 PM EDT

Is Groupon's Daily Deals Model in Trouble? Too many knockoffs are clogging the market

In the past week, Groupon has lost two major rivals: Facebook abandoned its recent deals initiative, while Yelp scaled back on its own. But that sounds like a win for…

August 31, 2011, 10:03 AM EDT

WhaleShark Acquires U.K. Coupon Company Deals company continues to expand

WhaleShark Media, owners of RetailMeNot, Deals.com, and Deals2Buy.com, will acquire eConversions, the U.K.-based company that owns VoucherCodes.co.uk and Gutschein-Codes.de in Germany. TechCrunch reports that the sale will likely be worth…

August 16, 2011, 4:56 AM EDT

Bloomspot Gets Big Boost Deals site receives $40 million in funding

With everyone from Google to American Express doing daily deals, it seems sites would have a hard time setting themselves apart. But Bloomspot, which claims it has a model based…

August 9, 2011, 11:21 AM EDT