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Fired Groupon CEO Makes Unusual Move

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.17.2013 | Technology

What does a guy do after he's ousted as chief executive of an imploding tech company? Why, record an album of course! Ex-Groupon CEO Andrew Mason j...

Four Reasons I've Had Oysters on my Mind

Anne Maxfield | Posted 05.13.2013 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

The Accidental Locavore has had oysters on the brain for several reasons.

Three Lessons for Startup Founders From Andrew Mason's Not-So-Funny Resignation

Les McKeown | Posted 05.10.2013 | Small Business
Les McKeown

Treating a $1.6 billion, 11,000-employee organization like it's your personal plaything isn't funny, and including a neo-hipster inside joke about Battletoads in your farewell missive doesn't make it all okay.

Groupon Needs to 'Disrupt' Again

Zaid Al-Zaidy | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business
Zaid Al-Zaidy

Groupon has lost its pizzazz, its currency and feels absent from the webisphere, except when it spams with unsurprising deals. Groupon needs to get back in touch with what made it a phenomenon in the first place.

The Art of Failure

Daniel Rolle | Posted 05.03.2013 | Business
Daniel Rolle

When Andrew Mason, the former CEO of Groupon, sat down at his desk last Friday morning he probably only half guessed the impact that the resignation note he posted online would make beyond the social tech industry.

Ousted Groupon CEO Gets Tiny Severance

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.04.2013 | Technology

Andrew Mason, Groupon's ousted CEO, is getting a severance of just $376.36 from the company he founded back in 2008, CNN Money reports. "Groupon...

Groupon Founder: 'I Was Fired Today'

AP/ | Posted 04.30.2013 | Technology

CHICAGO (AP/Huffington Post) — Struggling online deals pioneer Groupon said Thursday that it ousted founder and CEO Andrew Mason amid worries that p...

A Quarter Of Its Value -- Gone

Reuters | Alistair Barr | Posted 04.30.2013 | Technology

By Alistair Barr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Groupon Inc lost almost a quarter of its market value on Wednesday after the company began t...

Andy Campbell

Sex Toy 'Groupon': Daily Deals For Sinners Like You | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.25.2013 | Weird News

Groupon offers daily deals for travel, food, shopping and beauty -- Dildo Of The Day offers discounts on extracurricular activity. The Seattle-base...

LOOK: Best Buy Makes Epic Mistake

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.22.2013 | Business

If you ever see a Best Buy coupon that is too good to be true, it very well might be. The electronics retailer recently promoted a very simple int...

Meredith Bennett-Smith

Groupon Cancels Gun-Related Deals, Infuriating Some Businesses | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.26.2013 | Small Business

Under pressure from gun-control advocates, Groupon abruptly canceled all gun-related deals in North America on Friday. The move sparked anger and e...

Sustainable Giving -- Leveraging Assets for Good and Maintaining the Good Year-Round

Patty Huber Morrissey | Posted 03.02.2013 | Impact
Patty Huber Morrissey

When the benefits flow in just one direction, charitable giving is difficult to maintain. Unless you begin to let your giving work just as hard for you.

Groupon CEO Might Get The Boot

AllThingsD | Posted 01.28.2013 | Technology

According to sources close to the situation, several Groupon board members have been seriously discussing making major leadership changes at the Chica...

Why You Need a "Plugboard" for Your Employees to March in Lock-step

Dave Llorens | Posted 11.17.2012 | Business
Dave Llorens

What the @#%* is a Plugboard? At One Block Off the Grid, we have this big fat plasma screen that lords overhead, smack dab in the middle of our off...

'Heyday For The Daily Deals' Has Come And Passed

Reuters | Posted 01.11.2013 | Technology

(Repeats without changes to text) By Nivedita Bhattacharjee and Alexei Oreskovic CHICAGO/SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 12 (Reuters)...

Russian Company Wants Its Money Out Of Facebook

Reuters | Posted 01.09.2013 | Technology

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian email-to-social networking group Mail.Ru cut its stakes in U.S. internet firms Groupon, Facebook, and Zygna, according to t...

This Is What Groupon Investors Look Like Right Now

AP | BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 01.08.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Groupon Inc., the No. 1 online deals service, failed to show investors on Thursday that its business is growing as quickly as they w...

'Ultimate Social Media Fail:' Hurricane-Themed Sales Slammed By Critics As Crisis Continues

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 11.02.2012 | Small Business

As much of Manhattan coped with Hurricane Sandy power outages, deal-sharing site Groupon shocked many by continuing to market a Midtown deal for a din...

eBay Wants To Hit Groupon Where It Hurts: Yoga Classes

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2012 | Technology

By Alistair Barr SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 10 (Reuters) - EBay Inc has quietly launched an online marketplace for deals on local services, t...

Groupon Tries To Win More Restaurant Clients

Reuters | Alistair Barr | Posted 12.10.2012 | Home

By Alistair Barr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Groupon Inc launched a point-of-sale service called Breadcrumb across the United States on ...

Executive Shakeup At Groupon (Again)

Reuters | Nivedita Bhattacharjee | Posted 11.27.2012 | Technology

By Nivedita Bhattacharjee (Reuters) - Groupon Inc , the world's largest online daily deals provider, is reshuffling senior management r...

You're Going To Fail

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.22.2012 | Small Business

Failure is a big part of the startup game. When investors bet on fledgling companies, most of them know that the risk is high -- but few knew it was t...

Groupon's Latest Move To Challenge PayPal

AP | BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 11.19.2012 | Money

NEW YORK -- Groupon launched a new payment service Wednesday that allows businesses to run credit cards using an iPhone or iPod Touch, the latest comp...

Fraud: The Scourge of the Daily Deals Industry

Phil McDonnell | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business
Phil McDonnell

While the media focuses almost exclusively on what's wrong with the daily deals industry, there has been an overwhelming silence about what can be done to make daily deals more attractive to businesses and customers.

Sorry, Groupon: Starbucks Chooses LivingSocial For Latest Deal

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2012 | Home

* Starbucks, LivingSocial plan to sell at least 1 mln vouchers * Shares of rival Groupon hit record low By Alistair Bar...