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Topic: Groupon

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…

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,…

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…

1-800-Flowers.com Throws Bouquets at Facebook Offers

Rosetta Stone and Coastal.com also praise the young deals platform

1-800-Flowers.com just hit 500,000 Facebook fans and today is commemorating the social media milestone by pitching free shipping, no service charge and a $10 Zynga gift card via Facebook Offers.…

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…

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