Groupon

  • Daily Deals Site Groupon Debuts A New App, Getaways, For Travel And Hotel Offers

    Daily Deals Site Groupon Debuts A New App, Getaways, For Travel And Hotel Offers

    Daily deals site Groupon says that travel is its fastest growing business category, and today it is launching a new mobile app that it hopes will help it capitalize on that more. Getaways by Groupon, a free app for iOS and Android, bypasses Groupon’s wider focus on local merchant deals to focus only on travel packages and hotels (25,000 offers listed right now), similar to the… Read More

  • Groupon Q3 Beats The Street On Sales Of $757.1M, EPS Of $0.03

    Groupon Q3 Beats The Street On Sales Of $757.1M, EPS Of $0.03

    Still pushing hard on its strategy to be more than just a site for daily deals, e-commerce powerhouse Groupon reported its quarterly earnings today, reporting revenues of $757.1 million on non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.03, but a negative EPS of $0.03 on a GAAP basis. Analysts were expecting an EPS of $0.01 on revenues of $748.76 million. Groupon managed to best expectations, but not by… Read More

  • Groupon Goes After Yelp And Google With Millions Of Individual Business Pages

    Groupon Goes After Yelp And Google With Millions Of Individual Business Pages

    Groupon today took one more step ahead in its bid to be a simple daily deals site, and more of a general go-to place for local businesses and all of their e-commerce efforts: it has launched a new format and online presence called Pages. This is an online directory that will give businesses their own home page on Groupon’s site, where offers, news, user reviews and other information… Read More

  • After Quietly Acquiring SnapSaves, Groupon Launches Snap, Paying You To Shop

    After Quietly Acquiring SnapSaves, Groupon Launches Snap, Paying You To Shop

    Groupon continues apace with its plans to evolve from an online daily deals giant into a wider e-commerce player, with an emphasis on mobile and local purchases. Today the company is launching a new app called Snap — which provides iOS and Android users with a set list of products, and gives you money back when you purchase them, by way of a photographed and uploaded receipt. Snap… Read More

  • Groupon Doubles Down On Its DIY Deal Builder, Racks Up 25k Offers

    Groupon Doubles Down On Its DIY Deal Builder, Racks Up 25k Offers

    Groupon — on a mission to expand its business beyond the daily deal and into more local commerce (a mission to be partly fuelled by Apple Pay) — is also making efforts to ensure that the inventory of offers that it does have continues to grow. As part of that, Groupon is updating its Deal Builder, a do-it-yourself tool it launched in February for merchants to create and upload… Read More

  • Groupon Nips At Yelp and OpenTable With Time-Based Deals

    Groupon Nips At Yelp and OpenTable With Time-Based Deals

    Groupon — the daily deals site that has been expanding to include other e-commerce services for local businesses — is today unveiling  the latest product in that strategy. It is adding a new feature that will let businesses offer deals to users to be redeemed at a specific time in the day. Groupon says that the ability to set up and buy time-based deals are being rolled out first… Read More

  • Andrew Mason’s Audio Tour App Detour Steers You Away From The Typical Tourist Traps

    Andrew Mason’s Audio Tour App Detour Steers You Away From The Typical Tourist Traps

    Detour is basically the SF tech version of your typical walking tour. It’s an iPhone app designed to guide you through different parts of a city and introduce you to new places and people that live there. The app takes a very content-centric approach to that process, and the people you’re listening to are more like storytellers than they are guides. Read More

  • Yelp, Zillow And Groupon Rise In Wake Of OpenTable Acquisition Announcement

    Yelp, Zillow And Groupon Rise In Wake Of OpenTable Acquisition Announcement

    The $2.6 billion acquisition of OpenTable by Priceline bounced a number of companies’ share prices today, including a 3.91 percent rise for Groupon, and a 2.39 percent bump for Zillow. Yelp, however, shot north 13.79 percent. Investors seem to be betting that, in the wake of the OpenTable deal — executed at a more than 40 percent premium — other companies that are local… Read More

  • Groupon Goes After Square Register With New Gnome Point-Of-Sale Hardware

    Groupon Goes After Square Register With New Gnome Point-Of-Sale Hardware

    Groupon is expanding its footprint beyond daily deals yet again this morning, with an announcement of an iPad-based point-of-sale solution called Gnome. The platform includes an “all-in-one” cash register that can accept traditional payments as well as Groupon vouchers, integrated customer relationship management software, accounting software and more. The point-of-sale solution… Read More