local commerce

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

Backed By $9.5 Million, Curbside Launches A Mobile Shopping App For Same-Day Pickup, Not Delivery

A number of companies today are experimenting with same-day e-commerce, including Amazon, Google, eBay, Instacart and others – but for most, the focus has been on same-day delivery. A new shoppi

Yardsellr, The “eBay For Facebook,” Becomes The Latest Casualty In Social & Local Commerce

In the fall of 2011, we caught up with social commerce startup, Yardsellr, which the founders claimed at the time had grown into a community of over 5 million people. The Facebook-based social commerc

Google Offers Partners With Signpost, The “AdSense For Local Commerce”

Today, Google is announcing a partnership with a NY-based company called <a href="http://www.signpost.com/">Signpost</a>, which will now run deals on the <a href="https://www.google.com/offers">Google

CardSpring Raises $10 Million To Connect Payments To The Web

We measure every last click when it comes to the Web, but there remains a gulf between online and the real world. Yet the online world increasingly drives behavior offline, especially when it comes to

LivingSocial CEO: Lumping Us With Groupon Is Like Lumping eBay With Amazon

The local commerce industry as represented by daily deal sites like Groupon and LivingSocial is still barely learning to walk, even though Groupon has <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/01/23/d

Iterations: Swords and Shields in the Merchant Economy

“The American Dream,” loosely defined, is made up of a few building blocks. The right to pursue life, liberty, and happiness. The opportunity to advance, whether through education, sport, entertai

Groupon Closes The Redemption Loop With Loyalty Rewards

Groupon may be <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/09/23/groupon-loses-second-coo%C2%A0this-year-%E2%80%94-and-restates-revenue/">struggling</a> to get its IPO out the door, but that is not stop