• Microsoft Is Getting More Serious About Daily (Bing) Deals

    Microsoft Is Getting More Serious About Daily (Bing) Deals

    Microsoft appears to be readying the formal launch of a Bing-branded daily deals website powered by white-label group buying platform service provider Tippr, a well-informed source tells me. You don’t have to take my word for it: Microsoft and Tippr are testing the service right now, and the Bing-exclusive daily deals site is hiding in plain sight (see here and here, or check… Read More

  • Tippr Acquires WhitePages' Group Buying Site DealPop

    Launched less than a year ago, daily deals site and WhitePages subsidiary DealPop has been acquired by another company riding the group buying wave, Tippr. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but this appears to be mostly a talent acquisition. Read More

  • Tippr Proposes "Open Deal Format", A Standard For The Group Buying Industry

    Tippr, which provides white-label services for group buying, is proposing a new potential technology standard for the group buying industry today, dubbed the “Open Deal Format” or ODF. The company is inviting interested parties, which include group buying service providers, publishers and social networks, to a meeting in Seattle next month. It will then formally propose the standard… Read More

  • Deals Galore, Competitors Abound: A Primer On Groupon-Like Startups

    Lately, group-buying sites and other companies that use discount-deals as the core of their business have become a red-hot trend, with Groupon spreading through cities around the world at a frantic pace and countless competitors and clones trying to catch some of the spotlight. Perhaps the reason for the sites’ traction is that the group-buying model is easy to understand. For those… Read More

  • Group Buying Site Tippr Acquires White Label Deals Startup FanForce

    Group buying site Tippr.com has acquired Austin-based deals site FanForce for an undisclosed sum. This follows the company’s acquisition of fellow deal of the day site ChicagoDeals last week. FanForce offers a white-label Groupon of sorts, allowing small businesses to create their own deals. FanForce takes care of the promotion of deals and offers, sell the vouchers and collect payments. Read More