Deal Current Hopes to Level ‘Daily Deal’ Playing Field for Local Media

Daily deals are one of the hottest new areas for local advertising and promotions, with Groupon, Living Social and more than 150 other players rolling out their own versions. At least two companies, Click ‘N Shout and Deal Current, are targeting local media companies as partners. Basically, they’ll provide the technical and logistical know-how, and […]

‘Daily Deals’ Galore: Dueling San Diego Media Take on Groupon

The San Diego Union Tribune and the upstart San Diego News Network are launching competing “Daily Deal” products, with Facebook and Twitter accompaniments, and will try to eat into the lead in the local market that has been assumed by Groupon (and Living Social and many others). The SDUT launches its Groupon-like “Sign on San […]

Marketplaces 2010: Groupon Founder Andrew Mason

Groupon Founder and CEO Andrew Mason talked about the roots of the “deal-a-day,” collective buying phenomenon and how he intends to protect has franchise against one hundred plus competitors during a keynote appearance at Marketplaces 2010 this week in San Diego. Mason noted that Groupon launched in November 2008 and now has 3.5 million in […]

Group-Based ‘Deals of the Day’ Sites: 55 (and Counting)

Groupon has a roaring head start in the deals of the day category for groups, with over a million users. We’ll hear all about Groupon from CEO Andrew Mason at next week’s Marketplaces conference in San Diego, where he is keynoting. But there are now countless imitators adding their own deals. New York-based 8Coupons.com, which […]

Living Social Raises $30 Million; Goes Head-to-Head with Groupon

The “Flash ecommerce” space got hotter today, as Washington, D.C.-based LivingSocial announced a new $30 million round led by U.S.Venture Partners. Grotech Ventures and Revolution (Steve Case’s company) are also participating. The fund will be used to launch deal-a-day coupon sites in Chicago, Denver/Boulder, Raleigh Durham and San Diego. These cities are actually live today, […]

Local Mobile Coupons: Analog Analytics Pushes Publisher Solution

Coupons are hot in a down economy, and printable online coupons –and even mobile coupons –are gaining share in the coupons business. But local SMBs aren’t always in on the game, as coupon sites frequently gravitate towards one stop national accounts. Now, Analog Analytics, a San Diego based vendor, is pushing a clever mobile solution […]