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Groupon adds ad exec Steve Krenzer as new COO, sold assets to Grubhub for $20M

Groupon, the local deals platform, reported Q3 earnings today that provided more details on how it is restructuring its business; and it also took the moment to announce that it has finally appointed

Facebook adds eBay’s Daily Deals to its Marketplace on mobile

Facebook is again getting into the daily deals space, this time in collaboration with eBay. The company has launched a new feature within its Marketplace section on its mobile app, where a selection o

Groupon closes up 23% after Q4 report, says it paid nothing for LivingSocial

Groupon, the daily deals platform that has been restructuring itself and trying to shift into more profitable areas of e-commerce, today reported its Q4 earnings. The company reported sales of $934.9

Groupon reports better-than-expected revenue, still not profitable

Deal site Groupon saw its shares rising today in after-hours trading, following a better-than-expected second quarter earnings report. Analysts expected the Chicago-based company to report negati

Local deals site LivingSocial lays off 280, over 50% of staff, outsources customer services

More bad news for LivingSocial, the beleaguered commerce platform that competes with the likes of Groupon in offering deals on events and services local to its users. Today, LivingSocial announced

Groupon launches new Merchant app that puts the daily deal front and center

For the last several years, Groupon has been expanding its business beyond the daily deal to position itself as the platform for local commerce. Some of those efforts have proven to be more challe

Groupon Soars 23% On Favorable Earnings

Not dead yet, deal site Groupon soared 23% in initial after-hours trading, following a better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings release. The company beat revenue forecasts, bringing in $917 millio

Amazon To Exit Daily Deals With Closure Of Amazon Local

Amazon is exiting the daily deals space. According to a message now being displayed on the Amazon Local homepage, the company's deals platform is closing up shop on December 18, 2015. At that point, A

Amazon Tests Local Pickup With Seattle-Based Deals Service “Treasure Truck”

Amazon announced this morning the launch of a unique - if somewhat odd - new service it's calling "Treasure Truck," which introduces a different way for customers to shop from Amazon.com. The company

Groupon Q4 Beats Street On Sales Of $925.4M, EPS Of $0.06, But Posts Weaker Outlook For Q1

Groupon, the daily deals platform that has been making an effort to widen its business into local commerce and more mobile services, appears to be turning is ship around. Today, the company posted Q4

Woot Founder’s Next Project Is A New Daily Deals Site Called ‘Meh.’

You can't keep Matt Rutledge down. At least not for long. And goddammit, if he wants to sell you one item a day at an unbelievably discounted price, and to accompany that item with irreverent and some

Groupon Buys SideTour To Add Local, Bespoke Activities To Its GrouponLive Events Business

A little over a week after <a target="_blank" href="http://www.groupon.com">Groupon</a> announced the acquisition of <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2013/09/09/groupon-blinks/">hotel booking service B

Five Woot Execs Check Out, As Daily Deals Site Feels The Strain Under Owner Amazon

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.woot.com">Woot</a>, the daily deals site that <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2010/06/30/woot-amazon/">Amazon bought in 2010 for $110 million</a>, built a reputatio

Groupon Adds Global Search To iPhone, Android, Now Supports Android Tablets To Sharpen Up For Yelp, Foursquare Rivalry

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.groupon.com">Groupon's</a> VP of mobile, David Katz, says that it has been "business as usual" at the daily deals company since the <a href="https://techcrunch.com/

Chase Acquires Local Offers Startup Bloomspot

<a target="_blank" href="http://bloomspot.com/">Bloomspot</a>, a San Francisco-based local offers company which <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2010/09/16/bloomspot-funding/">debuted</a> back in 201

Meet Groupon’s New COO: Global Sales Head (And Former eBay Exec) Kal Raman

Today, Groupon has officially found its new chief operating officer. The daily deals leader <a target="_blank" href="http://investor.groupon.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=721385">announced this afte

HTC Sweetens The Deal For Its Windows And One Phones With Best Deals Service In Europe

To drive more consumers to its handsets in Europe, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.htc.com">HTC</a> is turning to exclusive content. Today the company is launching a daily deals service called Bes

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason On Europe: We’re Too Pricey, We’re Missing Tech Mojo, And No One Knows Us

There was once probably a good reason for why <a target="_blank" href="http://www.groupon.com">Groupon</a> needed to expand aggressively internationally when it did, buying up <a href="https://techcru

Daily Deals For Moms: Plum District Debuts iPhone App, Local Loyalty Program To Follow

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.plumdistrict.com/">Plum District</a>, the mom-focused deals site backed by $30 million in funding from General Catalyst, KPCB and Comcast Ventures, is now availabl

Groupon Sued By Blue Calypso Over Two Peer-To-Peer Ad Tech Patents

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.groupon.com">Groupon</a> is gearing up to report quarterly earnings later this month, but in the meantime the daily deals giant has another issue on its hands: it's
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