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How Aggregators Will Change The Group-Buying Game

Daily Finance | Alex Salkever | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

I write a lot about Groupon and the many Groupon clones because, well, I find the group-buying phenomenon all quite fascinating. So you can imagine th...

Web Developer Must Draw 1,000 Cats After Groupon Deal Takes Off

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Steve Gadlin is always cooking up silly ideas. From comedy acts to game shows, the Chicagoan and father of two likes to keep busy. A few months back, ... and Google

Michael Tasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Tasner

My concern is that Groupon may have made a mistake not taking the money now.

Barry Diller, Wiki Leaks, and Groupon

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

What Assange is saying is that the era of secrets is over... What the Groupon decision means is that Google, for all its power and influence, isn't the only path to a successful business with a strong revenue stream and a bright future.

Groupon's Rejection Of Google Buyout Offer Is A Head-Scratcher

Los Angeles Times | Wailin Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Greed, chutzpah, arrogance. Everyone seems to have their own idea about what motivated Groupon Inc. to turn down a buyout offer of a reported $5 billi...

Invest In 'Ugly Adolescent Stage' Startups

Fred Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

There's a story in the NY Times about the hyperactivity in web startupland. They quote from a few posts I've made on this blog and I think Jenna and E...

Groupon REJECTS Google's Offer, Sources Say

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Google Inc.'s attempt to buy local-coupon site Groupon Inc. appears to have failed for now, according to published reports. Gro...

PICTURES: Groupon Launching New Products

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Rumor has it Google may be negotiating a deal to acquire online deal site Groupon. But while the Internet waits for confirmation of a Google-Groupon a...

Is Groupon The Fastest-Growing Company Ever?

CNBC | John Melloy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Groupon, an Internet coupon start-up that is reportedly a Google takeout target, may be the fastest growing company in history. Just two years after i...

Why a Google-Groupon Deal Makes Sense

Edward Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Edward Lee

The internet is abuzz with rumors of Google's bid to buy Groupon, the Chicago-based startup company. Google's multi-billion dollar offer, though pricey, makes a lot of sense for the search giant.

Google Close To Largest Acquisition Ever

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google may be close to its largest acquisition to date. Sources familiar with the matter tell the New York Times and All Things Digital that Google h...

50% Off Italian-Argentine Cuisine At Sosa Borella Restaurant

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York


Oprah Overwhelms Groupon After Mentioning Kiva Deal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A kind word from Oprah Winfrey temporarily brought the Internet's fastest-growing company ever to its knees on Friday morning. The talk show demigod ...

Half Off Clothing From American Apparel Online

Groupon | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Getting dressed can take some time and effort, but it goes a long way toward proving to smug forest critters that humans can be stylish, too. Put furr...

Yahoo Teams Up With Groupon

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo Inc. is hopping on the bargain-hunting bandwagon with Groupon, the Internet's hottest discount broker, and more than a doz...

Fraudulent Groupon Photography Deal Calls Attention To Service Drawbacks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A photography deal offered on Groupon in Atlanta yesterday turned messy when it was revealed that the photographer had promoted her work with stolen i...

Dining in the Dark at Opaque: Eat Like Nobody's Watching

Laurenne Sala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Laurenne Sala

The darkness was eye-opening. I noticed I was acting differently knowing nobody was watching. I slouched and sat with my forehead on the table just because it was comfortable.

How 'Game Mechanics' Can Help Your Startup

Seth Priebatsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Seth Priebatsch

The more action the consumer has to take to unlock the reward, the greater the multiplier of value that you'll see. But of course, the greater the action required, the fewer consumers that will choose to take it. It's a fine balance, but somewhere in the middle lies a magical region of incredible value production for your business.

Did Booming Groupon Need $3.5 Million From Struggling State?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's the fastest growing company in the history of the internet. Its River West headquarters employs over 900 writers and editors. And as of this week...

Groupon Expands: Six Cities Added In U.S. And Canada

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Group coupon purveyor Groupon is launching its service in six new cities in the U.S. and Canada, the company said Friday. The concept...

Online Bargain Broker Groupon Enters New Markets

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

TOKYO — Online coupon provider Groupon can cross two more countries off its global shopping list: Japan and Russia. The Chicago-based company, ...

Groupon Charity Deal Helps Pakistan Flood Survivors

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Donations for Pakistan's flood victims continue to lag behind other major disasters this year. Not so for International Medical Corps, a global non-pr...

Nine Web Platforms Helping You Change the World

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.26.2011 | Impact
Shira Lazar

Whether you want to start a movement, do something to give back or just share your story -- here are some great platforms that are enabling different ways for people to participate and make a difference.

Goodbye Hyper-Consumption, Hello Collaborative Consumption

Rachel Botsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rachel Botsman

The likes of Zipcar and Netflix have rapidly become household names. But what do the next generation of businesses based on shared resources and reinvented market behaviors look like?

Groupon's Unsubscribe Page Is Awesome--But Brutal

Switched | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The daily deal site Groupon has been quietly harboring one of the greatest unsubscribe pages of all time. It's been around for some time, but we'd nev...