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Topic: Groupon

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…

Groupon Grows Up

Deals startup expected to open trading at $16 to $18 a share

Three years ago, Groupon was just the latest Internet gamble of a goofy CEO. But on Friday, the super-hyped, sometimes silly, social commerce start-up is expected to graduate to the…

All Eyes on Groupon Ahead of Friday's IPO

Can it attract long-term investors?

In the days leading up to its Nov. 4 IPO, Groupon is drawing more attention than ever from investors, venture capital firms, and tech startups that view the company as…

Groupon and Zynga Push the Limits With Supervoting Shares

Attempt to keep greater post-IPO control

Groupon and Zynga have already raised eyebrows with the accounting metrics used in filings for their upcoming IPOs, and now they’re getting even more investor attention with their latest plans…

Groupon Sues Ex-Employees Who Left for Google

Claims they took 'confidential trade secrets'

Groupon is suing two former employees who allegedly took “confidential trade secrets” to their new jobs at Google. The two ex-sales managers, Michael Nolan and Brian Hanna, left Groupon in…

Zynga Considering November IPO

The gaming company is waiting for Groupon to go public

After delaying its IPO two months ago, social game developer Zynga is finally planning to go public next month, according to The Wall Street Journal—just as soon as Groupon completes…

Groupon to Raise Up to $540 Million in IPO

Reports strong third-quarter earnings

Groupon’s IPO finally looks to be back on track as the company inches closer to profitability. Early this morning, the company filed a revised prospectus detailing its upcoming public offering,…

Deal or No Deal

The ups and downs of the daily deals marketplace

Since Groupon first launched in 2008, daily deal competitors have flooded the market. While some have reached near-Groupon levels of popularity, others quickly fizzled. Success “boils down to two key…

Groupon Rewards Turns Your Credit Card Into a Loyalty Card

Return customers will get special perks

Since its launch three years ago, Groupon’s business model has focused on signing up merchants for one-off deals in hopes of attracting new customers. Now, the coupon site is changing…

Has the Daily Deals Market Reached Its Breaking Point?

Times are tough for smaller sites

Remember when you signed up for every daily deals site you could find, only to become exasperated by the dozens of offers that now clog your inbox every day? Apparently,…

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