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Articles tagged with: family

Groupon Buys Pelago, Gaining Firm Grasp on “Social”

Groupon, the popular “deals” website has recently acquired the creators of Whrrl, a company called Pelago. Pelago was founded in 2006 in Seattle and is best known for its location based services app for the iPhone, Android, and Blackberry. The app is called Whrrl and works like Foursquare, aiming to get people to explore their neighborhood and recommend their favorite places to friends and family. Groupon was founded just two years ago in Chicago and has since then expanded to more than 40 countries around the world, carrying a powerful user base of over 35 million.

Google Social Strategy Attempt: Hold Everyone Accountable

According to BusinessInsider, Google’s CEO Larry Page sent out a memo to employees on Friday explaining how 25% of their annual bonuses will now be tied to how well Google pushes out its social strategy in the coming year. Page went further to say “this is a joint effort so it’s important that we all get behind it.” He said that employees that are not directly involved in social media will still have their bonuses determined by the same standard of those who are. Page wants all Googlers to push out their social media products to “friends and family.”