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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…

October 25, 2011, 12:35 PM EDT

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…

October 25, 2011, 10:14 AM EDT

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,…

October 21, 2011, 10:48 AM EDT

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…

October 17, 2011, 6:38 AM EDT

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…

September 28, 2011, 11:57 AM EDT

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,…

September 19, 2011, 5:56 PM EDT

Groupon IPO Back On Track Discount company preparing for launch as Facebook defers

Online discounter Groupon is preparing for its initial public offering, just weeks after reportedly postponing its investor roadshow. The New York Times now reports that the company is planning to…

September 15, 2011, 7:06 AM EDT

Groupon Cancels IPO Roadshow Market volatility delays public Launch

The online discount firm Groupon is reportedly re-evaluating plans to float on the stock market, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Chicago-based firm has already canceled its investor roadshow and is…

September 7, 2011, 10:36 AM EDT

Is Groupon's Daily Deals Model in Trouble? Too many knockoffs are clogging the market

In the past week, Groupon has lost two major rivals: Facebook abandoned its recent deals initiative, while Yelp scaled back on its own. But that sounds like a win for…

August 31, 2011, 10:03 AM EDT

Judge OKs Groupon Lawsuit Deals site accused of bait-and-switch advertising

As Groupon prepares for its problematic upcoming IPO, there’s more trouble brewing for the daily deals site. According to Reuters, a U.S. judge said yesterday that parts of a lawsuit…

August 25, 2011, 9:18 AM EDT