LivingSocial

  • Berlin’s Productivity App Maker 6Wunderkinder Plucks Chad Fowler From LivingSocial As New CTO

    Berlin’s Productivity App Maker 6Wunderkinder Plucks Chad Fowler From LivingSocial As New CTO

    6Wunderkinder, the Berlin-based developer of cross-platform productivity app Wunderlist, today announced a step up in its ambitions as a “productivity platform” for a global audience: it has hired American Chad Fowler as its new CTO. Fowler, well known as an expert and leader in Ruby on Rails, had been the SVP for technology at troubled daily deals provider LivingSocial —… Read More

  • Confirmed: LivingSocial Co-founder Eddie Frederick Steps Down From Leadership, Board

    Confirmed: LivingSocial Co-founder Eddie Frederick Steps Down From Leadership, Board

    StartupStats got wind of news this afternoon that LivingSocial Co-founder Eddie Frederick is stepping down from both his leadership position today, and from his role as a member of the company’s board of directors. We’ve since been able to confirm the news by way of LivingSocial Director of Communications Brendan Lewis. Frederick co-founded the daily deal giant back in 2007 with… Read More

  • LivingSocial Now Testing Food Delivery & “Room Service”

    LivingSocial Now Testing Food Delivery & “Room Service”

    LivingSocial is now testing a new food ordering and delivery service as a part of LivingSocial Instant, the company announced this morning. At launch, members in the Washington D.C. area can order food from select area restaurants and have the meals delivered to their home or workplace. In conjunction with the restaurant delivery service, the company is also launching something called… Read More

  • LivingSocial’s North American Expansion Brings Deals To 20 New Markets

    LivingSocial’s North American Expansion Brings Deals To 20 New Markets

    Daily deal outfit LivingSocial has just announced an expansion to 20 additional markets in North America, mainly U.S. cities, plus one town in Ontario, Canada. In some cases, the new cities are getting access to LivingSocial’s core Daily Deals product, while in other cases, the addition brings the company’s family deals service, LivingSocial Families, to the area. Read More

  • AmazonLocal Brings Daily Deals To A Kindle Near You

    AmazonLocal Brings Daily Deals To A Kindle Near You

    It may have started with a quiet rollout, but a recent announcement shows that it’s AmazonLocal‘s time to get loud. According to Amazon, their Groupon-esque deals service will start displaying bargains on their Special Offer-oriented Kindles when a new software update goes live in coming weeks. AmazonLocal, which came about due to Amazon’s partnership with LivingSocial… Read More

  • Report: Groupon Grew Its Revenues 13% In August, Gained 2% Marketshare

    Report: Groupon Grew Its Revenues 13% In August, Gained 2% Marketshare

    In light of reports that the company was canceling its investor roadshow and postponing its IPO, daily deals aggregator Yipit has come up with some positive information regarding to Groupon’s trajectory in August, namely that it had a banner month revenue-wise. The daily deals frontrunner grew 13% during the last month of summer, increasing its revenue to $120.7 million from $106 million… Read More

  • Yipit’s Daily Deal Report: Industry Revenue Dips, Groupon Gains Share, And Travel Deals Take Off

    Yipit’s Daily Deal Report: Industry Revenue Dips, Groupon Gains Share, And Travel Deals Take Off

    Yipit, the site that aggregates and recommends daily deals based on users’ locations and interests (and raised $6 million back in June from a host of VCs), released some interesting trend data today on the daily deals space. Overall, July was not a memorable month for the daily deals industry, though there were a few clear winners, including everyone’s favorite deals site, the… Read More

  • Sources: LivingSocial Close To Acquiring Turkish Daily Deals Site Grupfoni

    Sources: LivingSocial Close To Acquiring Turkish Daily Deals Site Grupfoni

    Multiple sources in the know have informed us that LivingSocial is close to continuing its international expansion with the impending acquisition of Grupfoni, a leading local ecommerce company in Turkey, as first reported by local tech blog Webrazzi. The deal hasn’t been closed yet, we hear, but LivingSocial is very close to signing off on the transaction. The deal values Grupfoni at… Read More

  • Closing The Redemption Loop In Local Commerce

    Closing The Redemption Loop In Local Commerce

    When it comes to local commerce, the ultimate prize everyone is going after right now is how to close the redemption loop. The redemption loop starts when a consumer sees an ad or an offer for a local merchant, and is completed when the consumer makes a purchase and that purchase can be tracked back to the offer. If you know who is actually redeeming offers and how much they are spending… Read More

  • Foursquare’s New Deal Partnerships Are No Big Deal

    Foursquare’s New Deal Partnerships Are No Big Deal

    Foursquare this morning announced distribution partnerships with daily deal providers LivingSocial, Gilt City, zozi, BuyWithMe and AT&T. Missing from the list are Groupon, Yelp and Google Offers. With these deals, Foursquare is attempting to solve two problems: liquidity in deals and its own lack of a revenue model. Read More

  • LivingSocial Pays Up $29.4 Million In Stock For Recent International Acquisitions

    LivingSocial recently issued stock worth $29.4 million in relation to one or more acquisitions, according to two new SEC filings. The filings show that LivingSocial issued equity valued at $24.6 million and $4.8 million on June 21 and June 22nd, respectively. Just a few days later, LivingSocial announced the acquisitions of international daily deal sites Ensogo (in Thailand and the… Read More

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