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  • Google Offers Partners With Signpost, The “AdSense For Local Commerce”

    Google Offers Partners With Signpost, The “AdSense For Local Commerce”

    Today, Google is announcing a partnership with a NY-based company called Signpost, which will now run deals on the Google Offers website and in subscriber emails. Signpost, which has $1 million in seed funding from Google Ventures, Spark Capital and other angels, has been flying under the radar in the local deals space. The company recently tripled its employee base and now claims revenue has… Read More

  • Social Passport Marries NFC With Social Media For A New Spin On Mobile Deals

    Social Passport Marries NFC With Social Media For A New Spin On Mobile Deals

    When it comes to daily deals and loyalty programs, local merchants are constantly bombarded with new options. Groupon has leapt ahead in daily deals, and there quite a few players in the loyalty program space, all trying various approaches to mobile, to rewarding influencers, to encouraging social engagement, gamification, and more. New York-based Social Passport is taking a different approach… Read More

  • DealBoard For iPhone Finds Offers You Like, So You Can Kill The Daily Deal Emails

    DealBoard For iPhone Finds Offers You Like, So You Can Kill The Daily Deal Emails

    DealBoard, a recently launched iPhone app from Seattle and London-based nFluence Media, has just emerged as a new player in the crowded “daily deals” space. But this app isn’t yet another Groupon clone, it’s a daily deal aggregator. However, what makes dealBoard unique – and why the company has $3 million in funding – is how the app goes about aggregating… Read More

  • No Name, No Email, No Problem: nFluence Media Raises $3M For Anonymous Deal-Targeting Tech

    No Name, No Email, No Problem: nFluence Media Raises $3M For Anonymous Deal-Targeting Tech

    Seattle and London-based nFluence Media emerged from two years of stealth mode to announce it has raised $3 million for a deal-targeting technology whose first application will be a daily deal aggregating iPhone app, due out later this month. However, the company is not necessarily just another player in the overly crowded “daily deals” space. Instead, the technology being funded… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Get Yourself A Thing-O-Matic For $999

    CrunchDeals: Get Yourself A Thing-O-Matic For $999

    Makerbot’s Thing-O-Matic is pretty pricey – $1,299 for the kit and $2,500 for the assembled kit – but (and this is my professional opinion) it is amazing and everyone in the world should own one. That said, Fab.com has a special deal on Thing-O-Matics this week – $999 for the kit and $2,000 for the assembled device – one of the first and biggest discounts ever on… Read More

  • DealFind Launches Its Version Of Groupon Now: “Everyday Deals”

    DealFind Launches Its Version Of Groupon Now: “Everyday Deals”

    Toronto-based deal provider Dealfind is on the move, having recently gone mobile, and, as of today, is launching something called “Everyday Deals.” The feature is somewhat similar to GrouponNow in that it allows you to find deals you can buy and use right now. But really, the site is more of a deals database, where deals are searchable by location, category and redeemable time. Read More

  • Why So Many M&A Deals Fail

    Why So Many M&A Deals Fail

    While some M&A deals turn out to be great successes, it’s no surprise that a lot of mergers and acquisitions fail.  The obvious factors explaining the failures include culture clashes or founders leaving – taking the DNA with them in the process. But M&A is more art than science, and the reasons why so many deals fail to deliver on their 1+1=3 promise are complex.  Here… Read More

  • How Can Local Businesses Avoid The Horror And Structure More Effective Daily Deals?

    How Can Local Businesses Avoid The Horror And Structure More Effective Daily Deals?

    Couponing has been around forever, but the popularity of digital offers, daily deals, and group buying is fairly new. We’ve gone through the honeymoon period, watched the meteoric rise of Groupon, its overvaluation, IPO — and thankfully, through it all, we’ve seen increasing scrutiny on the space, especially over just how profitable daily deals actually are for local businesses. Read More

  • Moms Love Daily Deals: Plum District Raises $20 Million, Acquires Chatterfly & DoodleDeals

    Moms Love Daily Deals: Plum District Raises $20 Million, Acquires Chatterfly & DoodleDeals

    Plum District, a daily deals site for moms, is announcing today it has closed $20 million in Series C financing led by General Catalyst Partners, bringing its total funding amount to $30 million. The company is also announcing it has acquired two other startups: the newly launched mobile loyalty platform Chatterfly and a direct competitor, DoodleDeals, a daily deals service for parents. Read More

  • Google+ To Take On Foursquare With Upcoming “Check-in Offers” Feature

    Google+ To Take On Foursquare With Upcoming “Check-in Offers” Feature

    It looks like Google+ is adding a feature that will allow users to “check-in” via the Google+ mobile application in order to receive a time-sensitive deal or discount. This feature is mentioned in Google Places’s help documentation, but has not yet been made available to business owners using the Google Places service. Read More