Group Coupon Sites Abound

In addition to Living Social, which has just launched a local coupon effort, we’ve learned of three other group coupon sites: Groupon, whose tagline is “collective buying power;” Boston-based BuyWithMe,whose tag is “Let’s Get It, Together”; and What’s the Deal DC. Groupon, the pioneer, is a 40 staffer, Chicago-based site launched by The Point, a […]

Living Social Goes Local with Coupon Offers

Living Social, the Facebook breakout that includes Virtual Bookshelf and eight other verticals (music, movies, video games, television shows, restaurants, beer, slopes, iPhone apps), has gone local, hiring a sales rep in both New York and Washington D.C to sell special “Living Social Deals.” Additional large cities are envisioned in the near future. The coupon […]

Fwix, a ‘Local Newswire,’ Goes Mobile for Easy Submissions

The opportunities for “citizen journalism” and “consumer nation” are there. Social and hyperlocal media sites like Yelp and Angie’s List have done more than OK. But mobile on-the-go apps are more than likely going to kick the roof off. Citysearch has already seen this with its reviews. When people don’t have to wait to go […]

Inman SF Connect: Yelp COO Geoff Donaker

Yelp COO Geoff Donaker, subbing at the last minute for a “very ill” CEO Jerremy Stoppelman, told an Inman SF Connect audience that Yelp’s base of 24 million + unique “Yelpers,” seven million reviews and “thousands” of advertisers represents a rich opportunity for any vertical small business – including realtors. Although Yelp takes a horizontal […]

Oodle Adds Twitter; Sees Common Thread with Facebook et al

Oodle has added Twitter to its outlets for social classified listings. Oodle’s other social media outlets also include Facebook, MySpace and AOL. CEO Craig Donato says he hopes to apply the learnings to Twitter from its launches on the other sites. Oodle is obviously less impacted by Twitter’s 140 character limit than other media, since […]