Posts Tagged ‘Groupon’

Groupon Acquires Breadcrumb

  Chicago based online couponing firm Groupon has acquired Breadcrumb to connect with local restaurants. Breadcrumb is a New York based startup that focuses on restaurant and hospitality point of sale. The amount exchanged remained undisclosed. Groupon’s vice president of mobile, Mihir Shah confirmed the deal last Tuesday in their blog post. Groupon is excited to welcome Breadcrumb’s Seth Harris [...]

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Big Names In Social Media Backs The Fancy

Word-of-mouth advertising reached a whole new level with online catalog “The Fancy”. This app lets you discover cool new stuff like food, places and many others, some of which you probably never knew existed. Using a very streamlined and simple interface, users are able to “Fancy” items and share their wish lists to friends via [...]

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Groupon Buys NY Startup Hyperpublic For An Undisclosed Amount

Daily deals giant Groupon acquired two-year-old, New York based company Hyperpublic for a still undisclosed amount in a move to access the latter’s rich, publicly available social data that has to do with how consumers make commercial decisions. In a note posted on its website, Hyperpublic said, “We set out to change the way people [...]

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Matchbook’s Intent-Based Advertising Wins $250K In Seed Funding

New York City startup Matchbook, launched last summer, has recently raised $250,000 in seed funding from Quotidian Ventures as well as from Percolate, Mashape, Nestio and Rick Webb, a Foursquare investor and co-founder of the Barbarian Group. As of this writing, Matchbook is only available in the App Store but will soon be released to [...]

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At Last! Groupon Deals Now Available In Foursquare

Cat’s out of the bag. Groupon and Foursquare have now made the alliance everyone’s been mumbling about. As of Friday, news broke that Groupon and the mobile only Groupon Now deals would be available to Foursquare users. Call it the crowning jewel of Foursquare’s recent coup, which is to secure distribution for various deals aggregators. [...]

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Is There A Foursquare-Groupon Alliance In the Works?

It’s true; at least according to the unverified sources who leaked the news. But don’t expect anything concrete or even a press release anytime soon. As far as Foursquare and Groupon are concerned, they’re still courting each other. Or in startup parlance, engaged in “partnership talks.” Aside from the excited speculation, both parties are keeping [...]

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Yipit Co-Founder Shares Wisdom, Experience

One half of the founding tandem behind Yipit—a deal aggregator along the lines of Groupon—was gracious enough to enumerate those crucial factors that gave their startup the edge (and $1.3 million in funding) in a recent article. Vinicius Vacanti begins the rather lengthy piece by admitting that when he and his partner Jim Moran quit their Wall [...]

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