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Articles tagged with: Groupon

Foursquare Adds Deals Section To App

The popular social networking site that is based on its users locations, is now offering ‘Deals’ to its platform. Foursquare’s new Deals special shows the latest deals from LivingSocial, Gilt City, Zozi, BuyWithMe, and AT&T Interactive.

The service works similar to a compiler, and some deals are made available exclusively to Foursquare users, sometimes deals as good as 50% off.

More For Me, An Android Deal-Finder App

If you’ve got Android, you’re going to want to check out T-Mobile’s new app that was just released. All users can enjoy the app, regardless of wireless carrier, and it’s called More For Me. The application pulls the best daily deals from websites like Living Social and streamlines it to your custom interests and demographic.

The Groupon-style apps are quite hot these days, with people looking for the best bargains around town, especially in the recession we are in. T-Mobile is the first wireless carrier to offer such an app.

Groupon Files For $750 Million IPO
According to Business Insider, Groupon has filed an S-1 with the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) in efforts to raise $750 million in an Initial Public Offering (IPO), backed by Morgan Stanley. Some of details of the filling
  • Groupon lost $413 million in 2010
  • 2010 revenues totaled $713 million
  • Groupon’s first quarter 2011 revenues reached $645 million
  • Groupon has 83 million email subscribers
  • Groupon sold 30 million coupons last year
  • Groupon spent $86 million on operating costs in 2010
  • Groupon has 7,000+ employees
Groupon Partners W/ Live Nation For Concert Deals

Groupon has partnered up with Live Nation to bring concert deals for local events. The new campaign is called GrouponLive and will combine Groupon’s local distribution efforts with Live Nation’s roster of events to let consumers enjoy their favorite bands at a fraction of the cost. Live Nation currently operates as the world’s most popular ticketing service, Ticketmaster and runs Live Nation Concerts.

AT&T Aims To Destroy Groupon & Co.

Groupon, you’re toast. Or at least that’s what AT&T is thinking right now. The telecommunications giant began pre-registration to consumers in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Dallas-Fort Worth for a service through the company’s yellowpages.com. Under the new system, YP will send daily deals to consumers. The company is currently offering ten dollars toward the first Deal of the Day to those who sign up through May 22nd.

Malicious Tweet Masked As Lady Gaga Video

If you enjoy the social platform, Twitter, be on the lookout if you choose to use the application today. The anti-virus platform, Sophos has warned that users have been receiving fake invites tempting Lady Gaga fans to have a look at a “banned video.” Users who follow the link will be pointed to a fake YouTube spoof page that will ask for all their twitter details. Those who proceed will have their tweets controller by Spanish-speaking scammers, as reported by a number of victims.

Facebook Launches Deals On Facebook

Facebook launched a service a few months ago called Check-In Deals. Check-In Deals allowed consumers to get special offers when they checked in at local business from their mobile phones. Today, Facebook is bringing social to a whole new level by bringing Deals on Facebook. Since the service is brand new, deals will originally be available only to people in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego, and San Francisco with hopes to expand to other major cities in the future.

Groupon Found Guilty Of Writing Fake Yelp Reviews

In a Venture Level blog post today, Romil Patel, an entrepreneur discusses his experiences with running Groupon and LivingSocial deals. Overall, he experienced some shadiness going on with Groupon. Apparently a Groupon representative he worked with had asked him to create fake, positive Yelp reviews for his own business.

Patel writes,

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.

Share Your Facebook Deals With Friends – Coming Soon

Facebook has decided to aggressively expand its “Deals” services to compete directly with Groupon and LivingSocial. The new social service will provide local discounts to Facebook users.

The new service rolls out in five test markets including Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego, and San Francisco. The service lets users locate deals on on a page with local promotions. It also shows deals and promotions on the left side of the home page with the feeds. According to Facebook, it will let people buy deals on Facebook and share them with their friends.