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Snapchat Will Reportedly Debut Ads and Videos Looks to create non-vanishing revenue

According to the The Wall Street Journal, Snapchat is poised to introduce Snapchat Discovery in November, which will allow publishers to serve up ads, video clips and other content. When…

August 20, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

Groupon Is Adding 100 Snapchat Followers a Day Kickstarts social messaging efforts with giveaways

Since beginning a Snapchat account one week ago, Groupon has gained 700 followers with daily challenges that give out prizes for interacting with the brand. Groupon started using Snapchat (under the…

August 13, 2014, 3:29 PM EDT

LivingSocial Taps eBay Exec to Right the Ship Gautam Thakar brings marketing expertise

Seven months after Tim O’Shaughnessy said he would step down as LivingSocial CEO, the deals company has named Gautam Thakar as his replacement. Thakar has spent nearly the last decade working…

July 15, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT

Want to Spot Rich People? Head to Walmart Why wealthy shoppers are slumming it

It’s a statistical fact that wealthy shoppers rave about the pampering they receive at upscale retailers like Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor and Barneys. But here’s a question to ponder:…

July 11, 2014, 12:23 PM EDT

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

Year of the Troll: Brands Learn to Love Messing With Consumers But are they risking trust?

Is JCPenney drunk tweeting the Super Bowl? Is Sports Illustrated putting Barbie on the cover of its Swimsuit Issue? Does Groupon really think Alexander Hamilton was president? When each of these…

February 23, 2014, 9:46 PM EST

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

Can LivingSocial Bounce Back? CMO Barry Judge says this is its best holiday season ever

After 13 years at retailer Best Buy, Barry Judge last February joined LivingSocial as marketing chief, right around the time the daily-deals site looked like a sinking ship. Industry watchers…

December 16, 2013, 10:26 PM EST

Millennials Are Nearly 4 Times More Likely to Shop on Black Friday Than Boomers Holidays survey doesn't bode well for economy, but could be good for Groupon, LivingSocial

Baby Boomers are hardly gearing up for Black Friday, while perhaps surprising, more than a quarter of millennials plan to hit the mall hard next week. That's according to DDB Worldwide's new research,…

November 21, 2013, 11:28 AM EST

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