Blidz raises $6.6M to expand its Pinduoduo-inspired social shopping app

Gamification and social hooks have become cornerstones across every category of consumer apps these days, and today one that’s using these to build out a new e-commerce platform in Europe is ann

From pickup basketball to market domination: My wild ride with Coupang

Coupang early investor Ben Sun shares an inside look into the growth of the Korean e-commerce giant and explains how founder Bom Kim led a pivot when the company was already an established business.

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 is buying LivingSocial, plans to downsize business to 15 markets from 27

Some significant consolidation is going down in the world of daily deals — going down being the operative phrase here. Today, Groupon announced it would acquire LivingSocial, its onetime big r

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

LivingSocial Lays Off 200, 20% Of Staff, As It Shifts From Deals To ‘Experiences’

Its been crunch time for daily deals sites for a while now, and today one of the bigger and older of those platforms is announcing a round of layoffs as it looks to cut costs, reorganise its operatio

LivingSocial Offloads Let’s Bonus, Its Last Non-English Business [Updated]

The downsizing of LivingSocial’s international operations continues: the daily deals site has sold Let’s Bonus — and its operations in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Chile. The buyer

LivingSocial Poaches eBay Exec Gautam Thakar To Be Its New CEO

LivingSocial is today announcing a new CEO and president, putting to rest a question mark that has hovered over the daily deals business for the last several months. Gautam Thakar, an eBay executive

To Lure New Takers For Deals, LivingSocial Adds Personalized Emails, “Daily Gem” Specials

LivingSocial is today announcing some services that it hopes will help bring old users back into the fold, and to maybe bring in some new interest in the process. The daily deals site has raised nearl

Microsoft Forms Alliance With Facebook, LivingSocial And Others To Promote Card-Linked Offers, Starts Test In Seattle

Microsoft quietly shut down its U.S.-only daily deals aggregator Bing Deals earlier this year and relaunched it as Bing Offers in April, but things got rather quiet around the service since. Today, ho

Microsoft Quietly Shuts Down Bing Deals, Launches Bing Offers As A Replacement

The daily deals hype around Groupon, LivingSocial and all of their clones has markedly cooled down over the last few months, but that isn’t stopping Microsoft from launching Bing Offers, a new l

LivingSocial CEO Provides More Details On $110M Funding Round, Company Now Valued At About $1.5B

More details have emerged about LivingSocial's new $110 million funding round announced yesterday. In response to a blog post characterizing the raise as an emergency round of debt financing, LivingSo

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 h

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

<a href="">StartupStats got wind of news this afternoon</a> that LivingSocial Co-founder Eddie Frederick is st

LivingSocial Now Testing Food Delivery & “Room Service”

<a href="">LivingSocial</a> is now testing a new food ordering and delivery service as a part of <a href="">LivingSocial Instant</a>, the

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

Daily deal outfit <a href="">LivingSocial</a> has just announced an expansion to 20 additional markets in North America, mainly U.S. cities, plus one town in Ontario, Canada

AmazonLocal Brings Daily Deals To A Kindle Near You

It may have started with a <a href="">quiet rollout</a>, but a recent announcement shows that it's <a href="h

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

In light of reports that the company was <a href="">canceling its investor roadshow and postponing its IPO</a>, daily deal

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

<a href="">Yipit</a>, the site that aggregates and recommends daily deals based on users' locations and interests (and <a href="">rai

Sources: LivingSocial Close To Acquiring Turkish Daily Deals Site Grupfoni

Multiple sources in the know have informed us that <a href="">LivingSocial</a> is close to continuing its international expansion with the impending acqui
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