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Topic: Groupon

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

Infographic: Holiday Guide to Mobile Marketing Stats show emerging space should be bigger than ever this year

With Thanksgiving only 10 days away, how will mobile will affect in-store and e-commerce sales during the holiday season? The true "Year of Mobile" occurred sometime in the last several…

November 19, 2013, 11:44 AM 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

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

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