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Topic: Groupon

Are You Ready for Some (Cheap) Football?

Weak economy spurs deal sites to pitch pigskin tix; enter Crowd Seats

In a climate where Groupon’s stock plummet has sullied the general outlook for deals sites offering everything from pole-dancing classes to Bermuda vacations, maybe a pure sports platform is just…

Banks Eat Into Groupon's Business

Banks increasingly finding daily deals too big to pass up

One day after Groupon's disappointing Q2 earnings report, the daily deals row isn't getting any easier to hoe. For the second consecutive week, a major banking institution has rolled out…

Groupon Takes a Page Out of Facebook Studio

Deals platform looks to educate local merchants on its offerings

Facebook Studio, eat your heart out. Following a trend among notable digital firms like Facebook, Groupon today announced significant upgrades to GouponWorks, a resource that’s designed to show local merchants…

The Spend Graph

Its prized cardholder data makes American Express a valuable partner for social deals players

They know you like French food and Spanish wine. They know you shop at Nordstrom and Trader Joe’s, that you read The New York Times and TMZ, that you spent…

AmEx Adds Personalized Offers to iPhone App

Deals recommended based on spend history, location

Last year Facebook shuttered its deals business in an apparent forfeit of the market to Groupon among others. But since closing its first day of trading at $26.11 per share,…

Top 10 Predictions for the Looming Facebook IPO

Speculation builds as tech world gears up for public debut

The Facebook IPO. Few would argue against the social media giant’s initial public offering being one of the most anticipated and watched debuts of recent history. I’d wager a tidy…

Groupon Tries to Assuage Stockholder Fears

CEO: Stock woes "unfortunate side effect of our unprecedented growth"

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason wants you to know everything is O.K. At least that's what he told stockholders today in a four-page letter that reads more like a plea to…

YouTube Commits $200 Million in Marketing Support to Channels

Upfront features Jay-Z, Neon Trees, Flo Rida

YouTube's "brandcast" event (please don't call it a NewFront) started off with a bang and ended with vp, global head of content Robert Kyncl pledging some $200 million in marketing…

Groupon Gives Thanks for Its Big Debut

Groupon shares climb to $28 after open

Daily deals site Groupon seems to be full of gratitude today—and for good reason. After makings its public debut on the Nasdaq at $20 a share this morning, the company’s stock…

Groupon Boosts Share Price

Becomes Biggest Tech IPO Since Google

Groupon, which begins trading on the Nasdaq this morning, has boosted its valuation to nearly $13 million, making it the biggest tech IPO since Google went public. Last night, Groupon increased…

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