WhaleShark Media, an online coupon rollup play, launched in June 2010. It was primarily funded by Austin Ventures, which has strong experience rolling up the home rental market with HomeAway. The general idea for WhaleShark was to copy the HomeAway model.
RetailMeNot.com, “a top consumer destination for coupons, discounts and promotional codes for merchandise, groceries, travel and services”, shared some interesting statistics about consumer coupon use for the first month of 2010. New Jersey loves printing off coupons for use in brick-and-mortar stores, while New York prefers online coupon codes. Almost 15 million people visited RetailMeNot.com in… → Read More
Stateless Systems (RetailMeNot, BugMeNot) has launched a closed beta test of hosted service CushyCMS. CushyCMS is a fast, simple and free content management system that aims to make life easier for web designers by simplifying content management. Using CushyCMS, web designers can give content editors (for example a client) access to part, full or many pages at a granular level (headings, images… → Read More
Community coupon site RetailMeNot has today launched a social network on top of their coupon portal. RetailMeNot comes from Melbourne, Australia based Stateless Systems, who would be best known to TechCrunch readers as being the company behind bypass registrations page BugMeNot. I sat down with Guy King from Stateless Systems on Friday for a demo, video above. RetailMeNot is pushing through some… → Read More