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Topic: Groupon

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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