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Marin Software CEO Opens Up After His Company's Stock Does Stock up more than 20 percent on first day of trading

Marin Software CEO Chris Lien slept pretty well last night, even though today is arguably the most important day in his company’s seven-year history. The San Francisco-based online advertising company…

March 22, 2013, 3:03 PM 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

It's Adapt-or-Die Time for Daily Deals Firms The squeeze is on

In 2009, daily deals firms sprouted up on the digital landscape like eager-to-bloom crocus flowers often seen at this time of year. But more recently a late winter freeze has…

March 10, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

Andrew Mason Exits Groupon With One of the Best Goodbye Emails Ever Ousted after bad earnings report

Give Andrew Mason credit. He came in like a smart aleck, and that's the way he's going out. The Groupon founder was fired from the company's CEO position today after a…

February 28, 2013, 5:23 PM EST

Sources: Criteo Hires Bank for Imminent IPO French retargeter looking a $1 billion value; slim pickings for Rubicon

The ad tech money merry-go-round continues to whirl. Last week search advertising giant Marin Software filed to go public (a planned $75 million IPO), marking the first ad tech firm…

February 15, 2013, 12:02 PM EST

Investors to Tongal, Convertro: Happy New Year! Startups grab funding early in a cash-tight 2013

The cash-happy investor days appear to have ended with the close of 2012, so tech startups of every stripe are currently pressing the flesh and locking down lunches with people…

January 14, 2013, 4:59 PM EST

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

Laser Hair Removal—or Derek Jeter? Groupon's big MLB deal is good news for battered tech firm, bad news for LivingSocial

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason's "the plane crash is much more interesting than the safe landing" comment yesterday probably didn't exactly help sales for his company's vacations product, Groupon Getaways. However,…

November 29, 2012, 3:08 PM EST

Groupon's Deal Worsens Daily Chicago company's Q3 disappoints investors

Tough times continue for the deals firm Groupon, which disappointed Wall Street on Thursday (Nov. 8) with a net loss of $3 million for the third quarter and below-expectations revenues…

November 8, 2012, 5:28 PM EST

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