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The Story Behind Groupon's Spectacular Success

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.02.2011 | Technology

Groupon is no longer just a daily deals site featuring wacky prose and cats in sunglasses. Thursday’s IPO filing has revealed the extent of Groupon...

Groupon IPO By The Numbers

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.02.2011 | Technology

After much anticipation, daily deals site Groupon has finally filed for an IPO. Groupon is seeking to raise $750 million, and has previously been thou...

Groupon CEO's Wacky Letter To Investors Warns Of 'Stupidity'

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 08.02.2011 | Technology

Daily deals company Groupon has just filed for a $750 million IPO, and though the S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission contains no ...

Groupon Files For IPO

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 08.02.2011 | Technology

Groupon, the daily deals service, has filed for an initial public offering. Groupon is seeking to raise $750 million. The company noted in its S-1 ...

Disrupted Economies and Disruptive Technologies

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

We have seen residential housing lose what little steam it had built up. Jobs numbers, due Friday, are likely to show moderation in the pace of new jo...

Tech's Talent Buying-Spree: The Top 15 'Acqui-Hires'

Nate C. Hindman | Posted 07.29.2011 | Technology

Forget free iPads, stock options and the other perks Internet companies dangle in front of prospective hires. In the technology industry's ongoing war...

Groupon, Foursquare Might Make A Deal Of Their Own

All Things D | Posted 07.23.2011 | Technology

Daily deals leader Groupon and social location innovator Foursquare are in partnership talks, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. ...

Alex Wagner

LinkedIn IPO Stock Soars: Tech Bubble 2.0? | Alex Wagner | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business

A day after LinkedIn stormed Wall Street with a staggering $8.9 billion initial public offering, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers threw cold wa...

The Groupon Dilemma For Churches: Attracting Members Without Encouraging Cheapskates

David Briggs | Posted 07.11.2011 | Religion
David Briggs

People were eager to take the free meals or special offers, but not so willing to keep coming back at prices businesses must charge to turn a profit. Churches, mosques and temples can empathize.

Nate C. Hindman

Champagne And Easy Money: The Web's Young Stars Confront Another Bubble | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business

For the sixth annual Summit Series, an invite-only gathering of elite entrepreneurs held earlier this month, 1,000 attendees paid $3,500 each to board a 14-story ocean liner for a three-day cruise in the Caribbean.

Entrepreneurs: Master 'The Pivot'

Cathy Belk | Posted 07.03.2011 | Business
Cathy Belk

As startups gather feedback from customers or investors, there's often a progression of strategic forks in the road requiring a relatively dramatic shift, also known as "the pivot."

Groupon Pulls Ads From 'The Apprentice' Site

Bloomberg Businessweek | Posted 06.29.2011 | Technology

Groupon Inc. said it won't let ads appear on the website for The Apprentice after customers complained about the political views of Donald Trump, the ...

13 Ways To Save Money You've Never Heard Of

The Huffington Post | Tim Stenovec | Posted 06.27.2011 | Technology

In an attempt to tap into the expanding daily deals market, Facebook on Tuesday launched Deals in five cities. Facebook hopes to utilize social conne...

11 Things You Need To Know About Facebook's New Feature

The Huffington Post | Thomas Houston | Posted 06.26.2011 | Technology

The daily and social deals space is getting hotter everyday -- Google launched Offers just last week -- and Facebook showed up early this morning with...

Facebook's Groupon Rival: Open For Business

Posted 06.26.2011 | Technology

(Ellen Gibson, AP/The Huffington Post) -- What happens when you cross the world's largest social network with one of the hottest business models in e-...

New Details About Facebook's Groupon 'Killer'

TechCrunch | Posted 06.25.2011 | Technology

Whoops. Looks like The New York Times has a little embargo breaking situation on their hands. (Which we love -- chaos!) They've just put up a story w...

Groupon Swipes Exec From Google

Business Insider | Posted 06.22.2011 | Technology

Groupon has poached Googler Margo Georgiadis to be its COO, Chicago Business reports. Georgiadis was VP of Global Sales Operations for Google....

Community Plus Commerce

Ellen Snortland | Posted 06.11.2011 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

"Green" thinking is now a part of our collective consciousness, and the new Internet phenomenon of " social commerce " is in full flower.

Bloodletting Taxes -- Myths and Facts

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 06.07.2011 | Business
Howard Steven Friedman

There is no reason to believe that moving America's marginal tax rate down from 35% to 30% or even 25% will stimulate growth.

2011's Best April Fool's Day Food Pranks

Endless Simmer | Posted 06.01.2011 | Home
Endless Simmer

April 1st is the Internet's favorite day, and food bloggers were all over it this year. Here are the seven funniest foodie fools we saw around the web...

3 Rules for Buying From "The Flash Sale Mob"

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 06.01.2011 | Style
Rosalyn Hoffman

We're here to offer a cautionary tale of what happens when you violate the basic rules of buying from what we call "The Flash Sale Mob."

Deal-of-the-Day Dating

Julie Spira | Posted 05.31.2011 | Style
Julie Spira

If your email inbox is being filled with Groupon-type offers, you're not alone. With Groupon, Living Social, and even online dating site JDate's deal-...

The New Internet Bubble And The New Rules For Startup Success

Steve Blank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

We're now in the second Internet bubble, and the rules for making money are different in a bubble than in normal times. What are they, how do they differ and what can a startup do to take advantage of them?

Groupon Valued At $25 Billion

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Daily deals website Groupon could be valued at as much as $25 billion in an initial public offering, Bloomberg reported on Thursd...

SVNGR Founder At SXSW Interactive: Why We'll All Be Playing Games Soon

Phil West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Phil West

The next decade, in Priebatsch's view, will be dedicated to the game layer, which will build upon the social network, and give us the potential to meet a number of issues head-on -- including issues that have indeed been created by the formation of the social network.