deals

  • No Name, No Email, No Problem: nFluence Media Raises $3M For Anonymous Deal-Targeting Tech

    No Name, No Email, No Problem: nFluence Media Raises $3M For Anonymous Deal-Targeting Tech

    Seattle and London-based nFluence Media emerged from two years of stealth mode to announce it has raised $3 million for a deal-targeting technology whose first application will be a daily deal aggregating iPhone app, due out later this month. However, the company is not necessarily just another player in the overly crowded “daily deals” space. Instead, the technology being funded… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Get Yourself A Thing-O-Matic For $999

    CrunchDeals: Get Yourself A Thing-O-Matic For $999

    Makerbot’s Thing-O-Matic is pretty pricey – $1,299 for the kit and $2,500 for the assembled kit – but (and this is my professional opinion) it is amazing and everyone in the world should own one. That said, Fab.com has a special deal on Thing-O-Matics this week – $999 for the kit and $2,000 for the assembled device – one of the first and biggest discounts ever on… Read More

  • DealFind Launches Its Version Of Groupon Now: “Everyday Deals”

    DealFind Launches Its Version Of Groupon Now: “Everyday Deals”

    Toronto-based deal provider Dealfind is on the move, having recently gone mobile, and, as of today, is launching something called “Everyday Deals.” The feature is somewhat similar to GrouponNow in that it allows you to find deals you can buy and use right now. But really, the site is more of a deals database, where deals are searchable by location, category and redeemable time. Read More

  • Why So Many M&A Deals Fail

    Why So Many M&A Deals Fail

    While some M&A deals turn out to be great successes, it’s no surprise that a lot of mergers and acquisitions fail.  The obvious factors explaining the failures include culture clashes or founders leaving – taking the DNA with them in the process. But M&A is more art than science, and the reasons why so many deals fail to deliver on their 1+1=3 promise are complex.  Here… Read More

  • How Can Local Businesses Avoid The Horror And Structure More Effective Daily Deals?

    How Can Local Businesses Avoid The Horror And Structure More Effective Daily Deals?

    Couponing has been around forever, but the popularity of digital offers, daily deals, and group buying is fairly new. We’ve gone through the honeymoon period, watched the meteoric rise of Groupon, its overvaluation, IPO — and thankfully, through it all, we’ve seen increasing scrutiny on the space, especially over just how profitable daily deals actually are for local businesses. Read More

  • Moms Love Daily Deals: Plum District Raises $20 Million, Acquires Chatterfly & DoodleDeals

    Moms Love Daily Deals: Plum District Raises $20 Million, Acquires Chatterfly & DoodleDeals

    Plum District, a daily deals site for moms, is announcing today it has closed $20 million in Series C financing led by General Catalyst Partners, bringing its total funding amount to $30 million. The company is also announcing it has acquired two other startups: the newly launched mobile loyalty platform Chatterfly and a direct competitor, DoodleDeals, a daily deals service for parents. Read More

  • Google+ To Take On Foursquare With Upcoming “Check-in Offers” Feature

    Google+ To Take On Foursquare With Upcoming “Check-in Offers” Feature

    It looks like Google+ is adding a feature that will allow users to “check-in” via the Google+ mobile application in order to receive a time-sensitive deal or discount. This feature is mentioned in Google Places’s help documentation, but has not yet been made available to business owners using the Google Places service. Read More

  • “LivingSocial Plus”: A Monthly Subscription Model That Could Improve Deal Site Retention

    “LivingSocial Plus”: A Monthly Subscription Model That Could Improve Deal Site Retention

    In an effort to get customers buying pre-paid deals more regularly, LivingSocial has launched a new subscription service called “LivingSocial Plus”. For $20 a month, members get $25 in “Deal Bucks” credits that are automatically applied to their next purchase as well as access to closed deals. LivingSocial is cleverly pitching buyers on Plus with a checkout graphic… Read More

  • Now In 70 U.S. & Canadian Markets, Dealfind Goes Mobile

    Now In 70 U.S. & Canadian Markets, Dealfind Goes Mobile

    Toronto-based deal provider Dealfind, which recently became one of the first half-dozen or so partners to be featured within Google Offers, is now available as its own standalone mobile application. The new app works on both iPhone and Android, allowing deal hunters to locate, purchase and store offers on their mobile phone. Read More

  • Amazon Announces Holiday Daily Deals Site, “Flurry Deals”

    Amazon Announces Holiday Daily Deals Site, “Flurry Deals”

    It’s Cyber Monday all month long, at least according to Amazon, which announced its new holiday deals vertical this morning, residing at www.amazon.com/flurrydeals. The site currently features decently discounted items as an extension of the Cyber Monday promotion. But starting this Sunday, Amazon will begin offering category-specific daily deals. It’s even providing an email… 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

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