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LinkedIn debuts B2B display ad network- Lenovo, Groupon and Samsung sign up

LinkedIn has launched a global display advertising network, with Lenovo and Samsung among the first brands to sign up.

20/02/2015  |  Full story...

Groupon transforms from deal site into online marketplace

Groupon has redesigned its UK website in a step towards becoming an online marketplace, as the firm moves away from its daily deals roots.

20/08/2014  |  Full story...

Top 10 websites for ‘mobile only’ visitors: Zynga, Groupon and Pandora lead the way

Although we now live in a digital world featuring a multi-platform majority, many large media properties focus more of their efforts on a particular platform, whether it’s for practicality, a better user experience, or some other reason. That primary platform used to be the desktop computer, but an increasing share of the digital landscape is now occupied by mobile-first companies

27/11/2013  |  Full story...

Top 25 Apple apps of all time (iPad and iPhone)

As Apple's App Store turns five this week, we take a look at the top 25 paid and free apps of all time on the market leading store.

11/07/2013  |  Full story...

Groupon founder fired after shares plummet

Groupon has ousted its founder and CEO Andrew Mason, after the embattled daily deals site posted another quarterly loss, prompting a 24% slide in its share price on Thursday.

01/03/2013  |  Full story...

Mobile coupon use 'to rise 50% in 2013'

The number of discount coupons redeemed through mobile and tablet devices is expected to reach 10 billion this year, up by more than 50% on last year, a new report from Juniper Research has found.

31/01/2013  |  Full story...

Amazon launches Groupon rival in Europe

Amazon is launching its Groupon rival, AmazonLocal, across Europe, as the online retail giant looks to cash-in on the growing daily deals market. Launched last summer in the US, AmazonLocal offers users time- and location-sensitive discounts on shopping, restaurants, and special events. Like market leader Groupon, the local deals that offer price breaks on everything from spa treatments to flying lessons are shared via email subscription.

03/09/2012  |  Full story...

Top 10 US shopping apps in June 2012: Users

This chart shows the number of unique users for mobile shopping apps min the US. Major brands such as eBay, Amazon and Groupon lead the way, while more traditional retailers such as Walgreens and Target attract 2 million unique users.

Top 10 US shopping apps in June 2012: Users. This chart shows the number of unique users for mobile shopping apps min the US. Major brands such as eBay, Amazon and Groupon lead the way, while more traditional retailers such as Walgreens and Target attract 2 million unique users.

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Top 10 US shopping apps for June 2012: Average Time

This chart shows the average time spent using the top ten shopping apps. Less traditional shopping apps such as Shopkick and Out of Milk Shopping show positive levels of engagement among users.

Top 10 US shopping apps for June 2012: Average Time. This chart shows the average time spent using the top ten shopping apps. Less traditional shopping apps such as Shopkick and Out of Milk Shopping show positive levels of engagement among users.

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Brits 'use only 4 mobile apps regularly'

UK consumers use only four mobile apps regularly, with the most popular ones becoming part of a user's daily routine, according to new research. The study, from user experience agency Webcredible, found that the apps used most frequently are for useful, practical purposes such as journey planning, searching for locations, booking tickets or finding voucher deals. The most successful apps were those that had become part of a user’s daily routine.

15/08/2012  |  Full story...

Groupon shares dip as sales fail to meet expectations

Groupon has seen its shares fall this week after seeing its revenues fall short of forecasts, despite posting a sound quarterly profit. The online shopping deals giant posted a profit of $28.38 million on revenue that climbed 45 percent to $568.3 million in the quarter ended June 30.

14/08/2012  |  Full story...

Groupon UK forced to clean up practices after breaking '50 ad codes'

The UK arm of Online deals website Groupon has been given three months to improve its business practices after an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading found it has breached advertising codes more than 50 times in a year.

19/03/2012  |  Full story...

Trinity Mirror takes on Groupon with £10m daily deals site ‘happli’

Trinity Mirror is expanding into the online daily deals sector, putting the publisher in competition with Groupon. The site, called "happli", lets registered users buy discounted goods. The web and mobile site will showcase a daily selection of deals.

16/03/2012  |  Full story...

Most Daily Deal customers ‘remain loyal to brand after deal’

The majority (91%) of customers that use a brand via a daily deal site such as Groupon have returned for more business, or are planning to do so, according to new research. While there has been some argument about the impact of daily deal offers on new business, according to the ForeSee survey, daily deal offers do increase business awareness, purchases, and repeat purchases.

06/03/2012  |  Full story...

Groupon teams up with Nokia for mobile location marketing services

Groupon is extending its mobile footprint internationally with product rollouts in more than 30 countries and strategic relationships with a number of industry partners, including a location-based marketing deal with Nokia.

28/02/2012  |  Full story...

Groupon boosts location tools with Hyperpublic buy

Groupon has bought Hyperpublic, a small company that develops location-based technology that can be integrated into other applications. The deal could see Hyperpublic‘s tools, such as its "Geo Deals & Events" API integrated into Grpoupon’s offering. The API shows local deals and events depending on where a person is located, such as concerts.

21/02/2012  |  Full story...

Groupon buys social commerce firm Mertado

Groupon has bought US-based social shopping company Mertado for an undisclosed sum. The move marks Groupon’s second start-up purchase in the social commerce space over the past month. Mertado helps consumers discover new products though social networks, including Facebook.

24/01/2012  |  Full story...

Groupon strikes mobile coupon deal with T-Mobile-owner

German telecom operator Deutsche Telekom and the daily deals company Groupon have struck a deal to offer its European mobile customers coupons. As per the alliance, Groupon's coupons will be made available to Deutsche Telekom's mobile customers (including T-Mobile customers in the UK) across Europe beginning in the first half of 2012.

11/01/2012  |  Full story...

Daily deals sites: Groupon sales outpacing rivals

Groupon outperformed its rivals in November 2011 in the US, increasing revenue while its closest competitors posted declines, according to a new report. The study, from deals aggregator Yipit, found that Chicago-based Groupon's overall billings from its online daily deals rose 6% from October. The figure is triple the 2% increase in the overall November billings for the industry in North America.

05/01/2012  |  Full story...

Paypal takes on Groupon with daily deal coupons

Online payment service Paypal is to enter to increasingly lucrative discount coupon market, taking on the likes of Groupon and Living Social in the process. The eBay-owned business is aiming to launch the service in the US before April 2012. Speaking to news agency Bloomberg, Paypal's president, Scott Thompson, said the firm would use its knowledge of its 103 million members' past purchases to tailor offers.

15/12/2011  |  Full story...

Groupon to move into social media

Online voucher giant Groupon has announced its plans to create a social network despite falling share values, according to a news report. The Daily Telegraph reports that Groupon wants to venture into social media marketing by creating its own network for premium subscribers. The so-called Groupon Reserve is currently in the testing phase in New York, offering more high-end deals to some of its wealthiest users.


28/11/2011  |  Full story...

Vouchers influence Brits to buy from unfamiliar brands - study

Over half of consumers (56%) would buy from an unfamiliar brand if offered the right deal at the right time, while 41% have bought purchased something online they would never previously thought of buying, because of a voucher or offer, according to new research. The study, from affiliate marketing network, LinkShare, looked at the increasing popularity of voucher and discount sites in the run up to the festive season.


25/11/2011  |  Full story...

Time Out takes on Groupon? Magazine buys daily offers firm Keynoir

Time Out Group has bought the Keynoir daily offers firm, as the entertainment listings magazine looks to expand its business. This transaction follows the company’s recent acquisition of the LikeCube software recommendations business and the integration of its North American counterpart, Time Out New York. 25/11/2011

25/11/2011  |  Full story...

LivingSocial ‘to raise $200m’ to rival Groupon

Groupon rival LivingSocial is getting ready to announce a massive $200m funding round that will value the startup at more than $5bn, according to a news report. The New York Times reports that the deal is expected to close next week, and will include both old and new investors. In December 2010, invested $175 million in LivingSocial, an investment that came as Google was considering buying Groupon.


23/11/2011  |  Full story...

Groupon raises $700m in biggest tech IPO since Google

Daily deals site Groupon has raised $700m after increasing the size of its initial public offering, becoming the largest IPO by an internet company since Google in 2004. Groupon has made it trading debut on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol "GRPN." The float follows other high-profile technology firms offering shares to the public this year, including LinkedIn, Russian search engine Yandex and Japenese social network RenRen, which all floated on the Nasdaq exchange.


07/11/2011  |  Full story...

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