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Can Groupon UK pull off its new revamp to inspire more browsing?

Earlier this week, on Tuesday, deal finder website Groupon relaunched its UK service so that it can reinvent itself as an "online marketplace," indirectly competing with eBay. But the question remains: can its new mission of attracting more users work?

Blackberry teams up with Amazon to bring three times more apps

Good news for consumer and enterprise Blackberry users as over 240,000 new apps will arrive to Blackberry's AppWorld. Blackberry has partnered up with Amazon as a cost-cutting technique to bring more apps to users.

Groupon forecasts quarterly loss on hike in marketing costs

Groupon Inc forecast a surprise quarterly loss as it spends more to advertise its online marketplace, which is expected to make up for its lagging daily deals business, and its shares fell more than 13 pe...

The website crisis continues for LivingSocial

On Tuesday, LivingSocial sustained a devastating website outage. And by Wednesday afternoon, the darkness remained across the platform's desktop and mobile presence.

Groupon gobbles up Korea’s Ticket Monster

Broadening its vision beyond daily deals, Groupon took another positive step in the right direction today when it announced its $260 million acquisition of Korea’s Ticket Monster.

Groupon once again making gains in the market it lost

Smartphones and tablets are being targeted for round two of the daily deal surge, say mobile commerce and daily deal industry sources who believe that Groupon's comeback has begun in earnest.

Groupon founder fired admit profits warning

The founder and chief executive of the discount website Groupon, Andrew Mason, has been ousted by the board, following a profits warning.

Want to be a Groupon VIP? All it takes is $30 a year

In a recession, it's hard to spare the cash for things that make you feel like a VIP. But Groupon is hoping that buyers wanting a taste of "luxury" will shell out $30 a year to feel special.

Groupon defies revenue expectations, still manages to disappoint

The fourth quarter figures are in for Groupon, and while their revenue exceeded projections, their stock prices still took a tumble this week. In fact, the stock dropped by as much as 15% during Wednesday's trading.

Indian Groupon wracked by immense security breach

New Delhi - The Indian subsidiary of online discounts and deals giant Groupon accidentally released confidential user information from its subscriber database, including passwords and emails.

Groupon files for IPO, hoping to raise $750 million

Daily deal powerhouse Groupon has filed for an IPO, looking to raise $750 million. Groupon says it has 83 million subscribers who receive deals via email.

Marketing consultancy explores next frontier: social commerce Special

A recent blog entry from the marketing and advertising consultancy SapientNitro asked if 'Social Commerce' was the next big thing, and in talking with the authors it may just be.

Weedmaps, the Groupon of marijuana

No longer will modern users of marijuana groan and gripe about where to find the closest medical marijuana dispensary or what to get, thanks to Weedmaps.

Man proposes marriage through Groupon

Cincinnati - Dana Burck has found deals through the group-buying coupon service Groupon before but nothing like the offer she was directed to on Wednesday - a marriage proposal.

Report: Google to buy Groupon for $6 billion

Google has made a reported $6-billion offer for Groupon, a localized deal-of-the-day website that allows users to join together and purchase products at low prices.

Newspapers hope to engage readers with group-buying deals company Special

A new company wants to bring online group-buying deals to newspapers and service directories, claiming it’s a win-win for struggling media companies.

Aggregators sort daily deals in growing 'group-buying' market Special

Toronto - Today, group-buying is all the rage online, with huge discounts offered in cities around the world. However, as copycats crop up each day to cash-in on the trend, it's increasingly difficult for consumers to follow everything.

Facebook launches Groupon competitor with 'Deals' platform

At a press conference at its head office today, Facebook announced a new Deals platform that allows local merchants to target and offer deals to Facebook users. The new platform could prove to be big competition for social-buying giant Groupon.
 

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