Can Groupon evolve as fast as the market it created?

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.

Is Groupon worth $25B? (Poll)

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.

The Fab.com story: 10 tips on when to change your game

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.

LivingSocial does another deal with Amazon.com

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.