Given the hundreds of thousands of merchants who have run daily deals in the past year, it is inevitable that a few will have had bad experiences. However, to assume that a handful of these… → Read More
Daily deals are growing like crazy, and it’s not just Groupon and LivingSocial. Daily deal aggregator Yipit just raised $6 million in a series B led by Highland Capital Partners. Existing investors RRE, DFJ Gotham and IA Ventures also participated.
I caught up with co-founders Vin Vacanti and Jim Moran (pictured) today in New York City. Saved from Wall Street jobs a few years ago, they now… → Read More
First came the local daily deal sites: Groupon, LivingSocial, BuyWithMe. There were so many it was hard to keep up. Then came the daily deal aggregators like Yipit and 8coupons. Even Yahoo is starting to aggregate daily deals. Then the daily deal sites started to expand from local deals to national deals, like Groupon’s Gap promotion which brought in $11 million in one day. There are now at… → Read More
Between sites like Groupon, LivingSocial, and countless clones, at any given moment there’s bound to be a few great deals going on in your neck of the woods. Unfortunately if you want to capitalize on as many of them as possible, you’re going to wind up with a pretty overstuffed inbox. That’s where Yipit‘s deal aggregation comes in: the site will send you a single email that aggregates a… → Read More
Websites offering deals on a daily basis are popping up all over the place. In Russia, the strategy is apparently to copy the entire website design and business model of one of the most promising companies in this space, Groupon, while in Germany Daily Deal battles with City Deal and the UK has more than its share of group buying websites.
But it’s not like the concept isn’t catching on and… → Read More
I’ll say it right off the bat: there’s a plethora of ways to bundle all your online identities (i.e. your social networking profiles) and share all of them using only one URL, so I know the one I’m going to introduce isn’t unique any way you look at it. That said, it’s lightweight, ridiculously easy and quick to set up, so you might want to take a look all the same.