• At Launch, Thrillist Rewards Sells More Than $25,000 Of Endless Rib Dinners

    Nothing speaks to the hearts, minds (and stomachs) of young, urban men than endless rib dinners. Last week, Bro-zine Thrillist launched Thrillist Rewards, a weekly deals site aimed at its audience of city-dwelling males. The top deal is a $29 “Endless Ribs And Beer” meal (normally $55) at Hill Country Barbecue in New York City. It has already sold more than 25,000 of these… Read More

  • Fashion And Commerce Come Together At The Refinery29 Reserve

    The line between content and commerce is blurring. Refinery29, a fashion news and trends site with a local twist, just launched a daily/weekly deal site called Refinery29 Reserve. The deals are for “high-end local fashion,” as CEO Philippe von Borries describes it. The combination of an editorially-driven media site and a commerce business is a trend that is picking up steam. … Read More

  • Bing Gets A Foursquare Badge For The World Cup, With Thrillist Tips

    Bing Gets A Foursquare Badge For The World Cup, With Thrillist Tips

    World Cup mania is about to begin and that means one thing: it’s a social media branding opportunity! On Friday, in time for the first kickoff, Bing is going to release a World Cup badge on Foursquare which can be unlocked by people who follow Bing on the service. The badge, which is a Bing soccer jersey (see leaked image), will be tied to bars and other venues in select U.S. cities such… Read More

  • Media Meets Commerce, As Thrillist Buys JackThreads (Plus, 1,000 Invites)

    It was only this past weekend that Dave Chase argued in a guest post here on TechCrunch that online media companies should get into e-commerce through group buying and flash sale sites. Ben Lerer, the founder of men’s site Thrillist (and New York City seed investor along with his father Ken) agrees wholeheartedly. He just bought JackThreads, a members-only commerce site that focusses… Read More