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LivingSocial Taps eBay Exec to Right the Ship Gautam Thakar brings marketing expertise

Seven months after Tim O’Shaughnessy said he would step down as LivingSocial CEO, the deals company has named Gautam Thakar as his replacement. Thakar has spent nearly the last decade working…

July 15, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT

Groupon Buys Ideeli for $43 Million Continues daily deals dominance

Groupon has purchased fashion discounts firm Ideeli for $43 million in cash, the companies have announced. Six-year-old Ideeli employs 150 staffers that are mostly situated in its New York headquarters,…

January 13, 2014, 11:33 AM EST

Why Post-O'Shaughnessy LivingSocial Might Not Be Dead In Its Tracks Closer to profitability than folks realize, source says

Tim O'Shaughnessy has announced that he will step aside as CEO of LivingSocial after co-founding the company in 2007. Per O'Shaughnessy's letter posted today via the firm's blog, the struggling…

January 10, 2014, 4:09 PM EST

Can LivingSocial Bounce Back? CMO Barry Judge says this is its best holiday season ever

After 13 years at retailer Best Buy, Barry Judge last February joined LivingSocial as marketing chief, right around the time the daily-deals site looked like a sinking ship. Industry watchers…

December 16, 2013, 10:26 PM EST

Millennials Are Nearly 4 Times More Likely to Shop on Black Friday Than Boomers Holidays survey doesn't bode well for economy, but could be good for Groupon, LivingSocial

Baby Boomers are hardly gearing up for Black Friday, while perhaps surprising, more than a quarter of millennials plan to hit the mall hard next week. That's according to DDB Worldwide's new research,…

November 21, 2013, 11:28 AM EST

Infographic: Holiday Guide to Mobile Marketing Stats show emerging space should be bigger than ever this year

With Thanksgiving only 10 days away, how will mobile will affect in-store and e-commerce sales during the holiday season? The true "Year of Mobile" occurred sometime in the last several…

November 19, 2013, 11:44 AM EST

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…

July 1, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

JCPenney One of 10 Brands Predicted to Die in Next Year Volvo, WNBA, Martha Stewart Living, Nook also named

As new brands are brought to life in the evolution of various verticals, others will inevitably give up the ghost. While obsolesence related to industrial shifts is the No. 1…

May 24, 2013, 12:04 PM EDT

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…

February 28, 2013, 5:23 PM EST

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…

January 8, 2013, 3:58 PM EST

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