Groupon Gets $250 M from Comcast Fund: Synergies with Instacart, Next Door, Closely?

A Comcast-supported fund has plowed $250 million into Groupon, possibly leading to a broader role for the Cable and TV network giant, which could seek to leverage its enormous national and local reach from NBC/Universal and Comcast cable franchises to really make Groupon’s transition to a local marketplaces service work. There are also possibilities to […]

Perry Evans on Closely: ‘The Social Graph’ is Overtaking E-Mail Marketing

Small businesses are gaining the ability to interact with customers anytime, as email marketing gives way to “the social graph,” says local marketing pioneer Perry Evans, who is introducing Closely Inc., a new firm dedicated to helping SMBs leverage the new opportunities in online and mobile marketing. Like everyone else, Evans says he has watched […]