Category Archives: groupon

Are LivingSocial, Google Offers and the rest as bad as Groupon?

IMPORTANT: Please see this page to see my current interests in Groupon. Whenever I get into Groupon mode, people ask me about how LivingSocial and Google Offers are different from Groupon. In many ways, they are the same. Any model … Continue reading

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Best practices for April Fool’s Day

My April Fool’s Day went much better than I expected with a lot of people believing that I joined Groupon. As you probably know by now, I didn’t actually join Groupon. In fact, I was on CNBC this afternoon talking … Continue reading

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Why I’m joining Groupon

My life has taken quite a few turns over the last year, but none stranger than yesterday’s. After taking Groupon to task for the bazillionth time, I got a call from Andrew Mason. This was shocking because Groupon PR has … Continue reading

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Why Groupon is poised for collapse — an update

Groupon was forced to restate fourth quarter earnings, sending its stock down 6% in after-hours trading. This surprised me as much as my $2 investment in the Mega Millions jackpot not paying off. The reasons for Groupon’s restatement were higher … Continue reading

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Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ

Judging from the queries that come to this blog, there are a lot of questions that consumers have about daily deals from Groupon and LivingSocial. If you are a merchant and are interested in learning about the merchant experience, see … Continue reading

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Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – merchant FAQ

Judging from the queries that come to this blog, there are a lot of questions that merchants have about daily deals from Groupon and LivingSocial. If you are a consumer and are interested in learning about the consumer experience, see the Groupon … Continue reading

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PayPal to try to compete with Groupon, but will it matter?

PayPal is preparing to launch a Groupon competitor in the first  quarter of 2012, according to Bloomberg. The eBay subsidiary hopes to tap into its base of 103 million accountholders. From what I’ve seen so far, this doesn’t seem like … Continue reading

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