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Think Users First, Brands Second

Fred Wilson | Posted 10.25.2011 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

When you are building your product and thinking about your go to market strategy, you can focus on getting everyday internet users first. Or you can focus on getting brands first and working with them to get users.

Groupon Denies Rumored Wrigley Building Move

Posted 10.22.2011 | Chicago

Despite reports over the weekend that Groupon co-founders Brad Keywell and Eric Lefkofsky are negotiating their purchase of the historic Wrigley Build...

Groupon Goes Latino: Meet Groupacho

Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices

L.A. Times: Groupacho, a daily deal site that aims to offer L.A.-area discounts "that reflect the lifestyle of Latino families" went live this week...

Groupon Reports Huge Loss | Posted 10.10.2011 | Technology

Daily deals juggernaut Groupon managed to significantly slash marketing costs last quarter, but its net loss in the second quarter of this year has al...

Daily Deal 2.0

Reid Shapiro | Posted 10.05.2011 | Small Business
Reid Shapiro

Reading about the daily deal struggles, I saw an opportunity to build something that would help both merchants and provide a great value to consumers. Maybe instead of the daily deal bubble popping, we can create a whole new, unpoppable bubble of its own.

LivingSocial CEO: Mobile Is Potential 'Game-Changer' | Posted 09.28.2011 | Technology

LivingSocial Chief Executive Tim O'Shaughnessy said mobile technology may be a "gamer-changer" for the daily deal industry, although he was cautious a...

Groupon, CPS Partner To Give Away School Supplies

Posted 09.24.2011 | Chicago

One of Chicago's most exciting new start-ups is partnering with its home town to help out low-income public school students. The daily-deal site Gr...

Congress Probes Groupon Data Collection

Posted 09.20.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, July 21 (Reuters) - Groupon Inc's privacy and data-collection policies came under congressional scrutiny on Thursday, the latest si...

Joe Satran

How You'll Pay For Meals In The Future | Joe Satran | Posted 09.19.2011 | Home

Reed Morse and Xander Pollock were still at Cal Poly when they started working on the intersection of cell phones and restaurants. They were taking a ...

The New High Tech Bubble

John R. Talbott | Posted 09.19.2011 | Technology
John R. Talbott

Facebook has been valued recently at $80 billion while Google has a current public market value of $195 billion and Apple has a market capitalization of $350 billion. Will any of these companies still be around in forty years?

Groupon Backpedals On 'Wildly Profitable' Statement

Posted 09.14.2011 | Technology

By Alistair Barr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Groupon Inc, the largest online daily deals company, has added 11 new underwriters for its upcoming in...

Living Stupid

Jamie Reidy | Posted 09.13.2011 | Comedy
Jamie Reidy

Groupon, you better hold that IPO soon, because the world is full of people like me. And someday we're gonna catch on to your evil plans.

Groupon Revs Up For Bigger Deals

Posted 09.12.2011 | Technology

By Alistair Barr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Groupon Inc offered its first car coupon on Tuesday, a sign the largest online daily deal company is...

Groupon, Expedia Partner Up

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.11.2011 | Travel

Groupon, which announced a partnership with Expedia last month, expanded its offerings to include flights, hotel rooms and cruise packages on Monday e...

Food Critic Exposes The Bad Dining Deals From Groupon, Gilt & More

Posted 09.07.2011 | Home

There has been a ton of chatter recently about the plethora of deal sites around, and their viability in the marketplace. Bloomberg food critic Ryan S...

Bubble Watch: Tech Startups Demand Higher Prices From Investors

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

(SAN FRANCISCO) - A year ago, Mike Maples's investment firm, Floodgate, was investing in young companies at a pace of two or three every quarter. No...

Lost and Found Brings New Year, Same David Gray

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.04.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

What a difference a year doesn't make. Last summer, I sat down with David Gray in SoHo and discussed his new album and tour. Last Friday, I chatted...

The Most Successful Groupon Ever

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 08.30.2011 | Technology

Ever wonder what Groupon’s all-time, best-selling promotion was? Research conducted by data scientist Paul Butler reveals just that in a fascina...

OOPS: Groupon Leaks 300,000 Users Emails, Passwords

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 08.28.2011 | Technology

With hackers stealing and publishing private data every other day, the last place you'd expect a data leak to come from is inside a company. But accor...

The Secrets Behind Google's New Coupon Service

Business Insider's Silicon Alley Insider | Posted 08.26.2011 | Technology

Google launched its Groupon-killer, "Offers," in Portland, Oregon, about a month ago. And now it's gearing up to launch in San Francisco and New Yo...

What the Groupon Cat Should Have Said, Were it Not Such a P*ssy

Rick Robinson | Posted 08.24.2011 | Technology
Rick Robinson

Groupon the Cat mentioned several morsels of what companies in a quiet period can expect from people raining hate (or logic) while the company is tied and gagged by mandated silence. I've offered an interpretation.

Russell Simmons: Face of Modern American Business?

Pedro L. Rodriguez | Posted 08.21.2011 | Technology
Pedro L. Rodriguez

The 2011 American Business Awards were presented in front of a room of American business people by The Stevie Awards last night. Representatives from ...

Is Groupon Bad For Merchants?

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.10.2011 | Technology

As Groupon prepares for its IPO, critics are circling the daily deals site wondering whether it's worth the hefty $25 billion valuation it currently h...

Are Tech Giants Killing Innovation?

Robert Hatta | Posted 08.10.2011 | Business
Robert Hatta

Are today's innovators selling out too quickly to their deep-pocketed tech overlords?

Hit the Reset Button, Even in Times of IPO Plenty

Robert Jordan | Posted 08.07.2011 | Business
Robert Jordan

Say you are at the eleventh hour and 59th minute and about to run out of money. Even worse, everyone around you knows it. What do you do?