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Brooklyn Entrepreneur Gives Insights on Online Daily Deals

Brooklyn Entrepreneur Gives Insights on Online Daily Deals

Daily deals has become a new found phenomenon in the online world, yet its core concepts aretraditional as Crain's New York Business explains, "Daily deal marketing is simply a high-tech spin on the age-old idea of the loss leader: An executive is willing to pay to acquire a new customer." Zalmi [Full Story…]

ThinkNear Launches Daily Deal Site: Is the Market Ready for Another?

ThinkNear Launches Daily Deal Site: Is the Market Ready for Another?

NY-based ThinkNear has launched a daily deal business that, according to Crain's New York Business, that is backed by IA Ventures, Google and Qualcomm with $1.6 million in funding. Given the consumer and merchant fatigue coupled with the troubles of industry leader Groupon and other daily deal [Full Story…]

Daily Deal Promotions Pose Risk for Merchants, Says Study

Daily Deal Promotions Pose Risk for Merchants, Says Study

Not too long ago daily deal coupons excited both consumers and merchants who hoped to attract new customers. Groupon, the largest deal maker of all, was estimating its self-worth to be $30 billion, after snubbing an offer from Google for $6 billion. Now, The New York Times reports, the coupon rush [Full Story…]

8coupons Relaunches Website with New Daily Deals Map

8coupons Relaunches Website with New Daily Deals Map

    8coupons, a NY-based startup specializing in daily deals, relaunched its site this week with a new online map.  According to information received by NY Convergence, the company, which started as a mobile coupons play back in 2007, is "the largest source for all local deals" that [Full Story…]

CityPockets Now Alerts Users About Nearby Deals

CityPockets Now Alerts Users About Nearby Deals

One-year old NY-based daily deal company CityPockets announced yesterday that it has acquired DealBurner, which sends a text message to users when a deal is located nearby. CityPockets also allows users to manage their daily deals in one place, and also sell deals they won't use, with the goal of [Full Story…]

BuyWithMe Acquires NY Focused Scoop St.

BuyWithMe Acquires NY Focused Scoop St.

NY-based daily deal website BuyWithMe has executed its 5th acquisition this year adding Scoop St. and its 50,000 subscribers, to its roster.  Scoop St. is an  app that allows NY users to buy deals immediately. Daily deal acquisitions have been up 700 percent this year. According to All Things D, [Full Story…]

Groupon Partners with Foursquare for In-App Deals

Groupon Partners with Foursquare for In-App Deals

According to an article just posted on TechCrunch, the popular daily deals site Groupon will start offering specials through Foursquare.  The location check-in service will be offering its users Groupon's new Groupon Now deals, which are specifically designed for mobile users as they will be able to [Full Story…]

Google Offers Separates Itself From the Pack

Google Offers Separates Itself From the Pack

Grub Street New York recently talked to some NY merchants who are working with Google's new feature, Offers, to find out what its like inside the competitive coupon arena. Zaf Sevimcok of AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar, had a coupon on Google Offers' first day online. "It doesn’t matter if they don’t [Full Story…]

Is Groupon Against the Law in Connecticut?

Is Groupon Against the Law in Connecticut?

The Connecticut attorney general's office has acknowledged that it is conducting an investigation into whether deals from Groupon, the popular daily deals site, are considered the same as gift certificates.  Connecticut law "bans expiration dates" for gift certificates, meaning that if a deal from [Full Story…]

Google Offers Available in NY, Launches Shopper 2.0 for Android

Google Offers Available in NY, Launches Shopper 2.0 for Android

Google announced the launch of its daily deal service, Offers, in NY today.  The service, which is still in beta-mode, was first made available for Portland residents last month.  Google is planning to roll out Offers next to Austin, Boston, Denver, Seattle and Washington D.C. Google also [Full Story…]

NYTM Part 2: YouTube Videos, Frequent Flyer Programs, Playlists (#NYTM)

NYTM Part 2: YouTube Videos, Frequent Flyer Programs, Playlists (#NYTM)

  by Lauren Keyson The NY Tech Meetup this month at NYU’s Kimmel Center had a “neighborhood” theme; many of the startups that demoed were about doing business locally in NY. For instance, LocalBonus  is a loyalty service program that lets users earn rewards for shopping at local [Full Story…]

Does Google Have “Secret Plan” to Kill Groupon in NY?

Does Google Have "Secret Plan" to Kill Groupon in NY?

Business Insider got access to marketing materials that indicate that Google has a plan to combat Groupon's influence in NY. At launch of Google Offers in NY, Google is going to "stage events" on behalf of merchants, including parking a truck in key locations advertising the merchants' deals. The [Full Story…]

Fab.com Launches Deal Site

Fab.com Launches Deal Site

NY startup Fab.com has launched as a deal site for designed goods, not designer goods, which will include offerings one might finds at a design museum gift shop (fancy plastic charis, posters, designed energy saving lightbulbs, etc.). Future deals will, according to All Things D, include personal [Full Story…]

MarketSharing Launches B2B Daily Deals Service

MarketSharing Launches B2B Daily Deals Service

NY-based MarketSharing, a provider of B2B deals for business products and services, is launching today a daily deals service in a public beta. The first three deals will include discounts on SeamlessWeb food delivery orders, BlogWorld 2011 event passes, and TeamWorx team building challenges in [Full Story…]

Yipit’s Vacanti Offers Perspective on Daily Deal Mania

Yipit's Vacanti Offers Perspective on Daily Deal Mania

In a video interview with Business Insider's Henry Blodget, New York based Yipit co-founder Vinicius Vacanti gives his take on the proliferation of "daily deal" sites seeking to replicate the success of Groupon. Running Yipit, which recommends the best deals from these 100+ sites for [Full Story…]