‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]