Groupon

  • Groupon Merchant Center Now Shows If Customers Love or Hate Your Deals

    Groupon Merchant Center Now Shows If Customers Love or Hate Your Deals

    To combat the lack of transparency around customer satisfaction with daily deals, Groupon today launched a new version of its Merchant Center. It includes the real-time percentage of deal customers who would recommend the business to a friend, plus their comments. Customer satisfaction is a big question for merchants wondering if they should start or continue running daily deals. Data on… Read More

  • Exclusive: Groupon Acquires Stealth Silicon Valley Startup Campfire Labs

    Exclusive: Groupon Acquires Stealth Silicon Valley Startup Campfire Labs

    Groupon has continued its (talent) acquisition spree with the recent purchase of a hot Silicon Valley startup before they even launched – and with extremely little fanfare. We’ve learned that Campfire Labs, which was founded by ex-Googler Sakina Arsiwala (previously Head of International at YouTube) and her husband, social search technology expert Naveen Koorakula (previously at… Read More

  • Patent Troll Sues Google, Groupon

    Patent Troll Sues Google, Groupon

    Sigh. Here we go again. A patent troll called Mount Hamilton Partners has filed two separate patent infringement lawsuits against daily deals juggernaut Groupon and Google, which also operates a digital couponing business called Google Offers. Mount Hamilton Partners, which purports to be an ‘investor in technology companies’ on its website, garnered headlines about two and a… Read More

  • Groupon Buys OpenCal, Launches Online Appointment Booking Service ‘Scheduler’

    Groupon Buys OpenCal, Launches Online Appointment Booking Service ‘Scheduler’

    Now this makes a lot of sense. Groupon this morning announced its latest product, dubbed Groupon Scheduler, an online appointment service that makes it easier for both end users and merchants to go from offer to actual booking. Groupon Scheduler is based on technology from OpenCal, a Vancouver, Canada-based startup Groupon apparently – quietly – acquired in September 2011. The… Read More

  • Presentify.me Turns Unused Groupons Into Gifts

    Presentify.me Turns Unused Groupons Into Gifts

    Looking for a last-minute holiday gift? How about that Groupon you never used? Daily deal vouchers wouldn’t actually make bad presents if there was a way to gift them that didn’t involve an email printout tucked into a card. That’s where Presentify.me, which turns deal vouchers into attractive gift certificates, can help. Read More

  • Surprised? Three Weeks Later, Groupon’s Stock Plummets Below IPO Price

    Surprised? Three Weeks Later, Groupon’s Stock Plummets Below IPO Price

    You don’t need to work on Wall Street to have seen this one coming: Today, for the first time since its NASDAQ debut on November 4th, Groupon has fallen below its IPO price, which initially placed the company’s stock at $20 per share. The company’s stock opened (at first trade) at $28 per share, with a market cap of $17.8 billion. It’s currently hovering at about $17.30… Read More

  • Groupon Gets Into The Holiday Spirit With 2nd Annual “Grouponicus”

    Groupon Gets Into The Holiday Spirit With 2nd Annual “Grouponicus”

    Forget Festivus, today sees the return of the real fake holiday¬†Grouponicus. The site from daily deal giant Groupon is back for the second time with a wide selection of curated deals Groupon users can buy for their friends as holiday gifts. Last year, Grouponicus was available to 15 cities, but today’s launch sees Grouponicus in 41 cities across the U.S. and Canada, including big… Read More

  • Troll Sues Groupon, Yelp Over Mobile Commerce Patent

    Troll Sues Groupon, Yelp Over Mobile Commerce Patent

    Yelp and Groupon are both being sued by a company called Mobile Commerce Framework, an obscure patent troll that earlier filed a similar patent infringement suit against Foursquare. On April 6, 2010, Mobile Commerce Framework (MCF) was issued US Patent No. 7,693,752 by the USPTO, for reasons unknown to mankind. In summary, this patent describes: (After the jump) Read More

  • The Groupon IPO: What’s Everyone Worth?

    The Groupon IPO: What’s Everyone Worth?

    After going from selling slippers with flashlights to being a 10,000 employee-strong business in three years, Groupon had its initial public offering today, to much fanfare and well, the opposite reaction. The offering was priced at $20 and experienced an exuberant opening pop of $28, which after a day of trading settled down a bit to close at $26. Read More

  • Groupon IPO Shares Pop 40% On First Trade, Debuts At $28 With A $17.8B Market Cap

    Groupon IPO Shares Pop 40% On First Trade, Debuts At $28 With A $17.8B Market Cap

    After some timing drama, daily deal site Groupon finally has begun trading on the NASDAQ this morning, in the most hotly anticipated and largest Internet company IPO since Google. The company — which trades under the ticker $GRPN — priced its shares at $20 last night, but began trading at $28, an increase of 40%. Like LinkedIn, Groupon is only floating a small amount of shares… Read More

  • Groupon Vs. Zynga: Which Company Will Be More Valuable Post-IPO?

    Groupon Vs. Zynga: Which Company Will Be More Valuable Post-IPO?

    ‘Tis the season of the IPO. So far, 2011 has seen companies like LinkedIn, Pandora, Yandex, Zillow, and RenRen come to market. As you’ve heard, Groupon and Zynga are next up in the IPO pipeline, with both companies arriving on public markets within weeks of each other. Groupon, barring some catastrophic event, will begin trading publicly on NASDAQ November 4th, with shares set at $20… Read More

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