Daily deals are now popping up on the screensavers of the Kindle and Kindle 3G. Amazon.com announced today that, when they aren’t reading, Special Offers customers will receive deals directly on their Kindle screens from AmazonLocal.
Street Fight, a trade publication geared toward businesses that focus on hyper-local deals, has closed an undisclosed funding round, VentureBeat has learned.
Daily deals startup LivingSocial is partnering with high-end grocery store Whole Foods today. The companies are offering a $10 voucher for a $20 Whole Foods gift card.
Farmigo wants you to eat more vegetables. The new group-buying site for locally grown farm produce, meat, fish, and other edible goods launched today at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco.
Google had launched its Offers service in five more cities — Austin, Boston, Washington D.C., Denver and Seattle, the company said today.
Editor's Pick With Groupon clones lining the digital streets like “GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS” signs in the seedy parts of Reno, you’d think the model was an easy one to replicate.
Zave Networks, a company that digitizes coupons and loyalty rewards, just announced it is now a part of the growing Google family.
Local business review aggregator Yelp is going back to its roots. The company is scaling back its year-old Yelp Deals service, which was designed to compete with daily deal giant Groupon, and focusing its resources on more on user-based reviews.
Social network giant Facebook announced that it will shut down its daily online deals product (called Facebook Deals), reports Reuters.
Guest Post Every morning, somewhere between 4 and 6 a.m., my inbox is assaulted by daily deal emails. This morning I fought back, feeling a sense of accomplishment as I deleted my last offer: 50 percent off a Brazilian Wax. Sound familiar? Groupon, the inventor of daily deals, has become one of the fastest growing companies in the history of the world. Much to its chagrin, Groupon seems to have created one of the fastest growing, most competitive industries in the world: 581 daily deal copycats now compete for your inbox.
Daily deal site BuyWithMe is getting a big shot in the arm in the New York City area today with its acquisition of Scoop St., a social commerce site based in the city.
Baby and kids’ daily deal site Zulily closed a $43 million round of funding Wednesday, reports GeekWire.
San Francisco-based bloomspot has found a ray of sunlight in the current economic storm. The daily deal marketer just announced $35 million in funding and a new platform that helps merchants recognize and reward their top customers.
American Express on Tuesday announced it had partnered with Facebook to give deals at high-profile outlets and small businesses.
BuyWithMe, a daily deals service, has just announced the acquisition of Edhance, a company that provides card-linked loyalty programs to merchants. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Google Offers, the mega search company’s Groupon competitor, launched in beta last month in Portland, and we knew it was only a matter of time before it started offering daily deals to the rest of the U.S. Today, Google is touting deals to prospective customers in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Popular check-in application Foursquare, which recently reached 10 million global users, today announced on its blog that it will be offering local daily deals from 5 new partners, including LivingSocial, Gilt City, Zozi, AT&T Interactive and BuyWithMe.
Media company Local.com on Monday announced that it has acquired Screamin’ Media Group, the entity behind Groupon-like-company Screamin’ Daily Deals.
LivingSocial is in conversations with bankers about filing for an initial public offering at a valuation between $10 billion and $15 billion, according to CNBC.
Daily deals site LivingSocial announced today the acquisition of pan-Arab deals site GoNabit for an undisclosed sum.
Loopt, an early leader in location-based services, today announced the launch of Loopt u-Deals, a feature that allows consumers to request daily deals from local businesses.
Group-buying site Groupon just filed for an initial public offering and is looking to raise up to $750 million. The company has submitting its S-1 filing to the Securities and Exchange commission.
Zozi, a company that offers discounts to consumers on unique adventure and travel experiences, today announced it has secured a second round of funding for $7 million. The funding will be used to expand deals into new cities as well as hire additional employees.
Daily deals juggernaut Groupon has just launched Groupon Now, a spinoff service which looks to break its traditional deal-a-day model and offer real-time deals based simply on the user’s location.
The No. 2 executive at daily-deals purveyor Groupon, Rob Solomon, has taken advantage of the company’s unlimited-paid-days-off policy — for good.
Daily deals giant Groupon might be in talks with several banks to file for an initial public offering later this year that would value the company at $25 billion, according to sources familiar with the discussions.
Guest Post Jason Goldberg is founder and CEO of Fab.com, a private-sales site focused on design. Prior to founding Fab, which began as a gay social network, Jason founded Socialmedian and Jobster. In a prior life, he spent six years working 100 hours a week for Bill Clinton in the White House. This post originally appeared on his personal blog.
1SaleaDay, a daily deals company that seems to be flying under the tech press’s radar, just announced that it has raised what it calls a “massive capital injection.”
What’s better than one daily deals site? Every daily deals site — on the same page.
Stomp.io, an online service that brings together people looking to meet up at “kooky” events, announced that it is launching today at the Launch conference in San Francisco.
From laser waxing to fusion barbecue, it seems there’s nothing Groupon can’t — or won’t — sell. But the email discount offers service could be on to a lucrative new market with its latest discount.
A new wave of e-commerce is coming, backed by tends of millions of dollars from Silicon Valley’s savviest investors, that’s reinventing more than just how consumers shop online.
Since VentureBeat first reported that Amazon.com was jumping into the group-buying frenzy with its $175 million investment in LivingSocial, we’ve been wondering how the companies will collaborate. Wonder no more: LivingSocial is offering $20 Amazon.com gift certificates for $10.
Here’s the big announcement that everyone knew was coming: Daily deals site Groupon has raised $950 million in new funding.
Welcome to the age of the stealth IPO.
The New York Post is reporting the unsurprising news that Google is getting over its unrequited love for Groupon by trying to buy a smaller online-coupon business like LivingSocial or BuyWithMe, the No. 2 and 3 companies int he busienss
eBay announced that it has acquired Berlin-based Brands4friends, a European online retailer that sells significantly discounted merchandise to its members, for $200 million.
Groupon, the daily deal site that has risen to infamy after rejecting a buyout offer from Google worth $6 billion, is on top of the world — for now.