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Blue Calypso Joins Defendants Groupon, Yelp, IZEA and Foursquare in Seeking Stay of Patent Suit

Written on
January 16th 2014
Author
Mike Daly

ADOTAS (via Globe Newswire) – Blue Calypso announced today that it has filed a joint motion with defendants Groupon, Yelp, IZEA and Foursquare requesting a stay of their patent litigation until the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) completes a Covered Business Method Review (CBMR) of the case. In ... more...

AFAIK: Quantcast, ORC International, Krux, NeoMedia, Neolane, Tealium, LivingSocial

Written on
January 8th 2013
Author
Mike Daly

Here’s what the virtual mailman told me today: Quantcast announced this morning that it acquired MakeGood, a software company focusing on reconciliation and reporting of digital advertising campaigns. Global market research firm ORC International today announced that it has acquired Marketing Research Services Inc. (MRSI), a privately-held Cincinnati-based research firm specializing in consumer research. ... more...

What IS the Deal with Daily Deals?: The Sequel

Written on
April 23rd 2012
Author
DM Confidential

DM CONFIDENTIAL – Last week, we had one of those best of times, worst of times moments when looking at Groupon vs. Instagram. Both are high-flying companies, having gone from inception to a billion-dollar valuation in less than two years. One just sold their business; the other has watched its ... more...

Groupon’s IPO as Vindication

Written on
November 3rd 2011
Author
Byrne Hobart

DIGITAL DUE DILIGENCE – It’s a little bit surprising that basically every mainstream critique of Groupon over the last few months was completely wrong. Groupon was blasted for having an unsustainable, commoditized business. Their no. 3 competitor BuyWithMe just laid off most of its staff and engineered a quick sale to Gilt ... more...

Groupon’s Revised S-1 Doesn’t Float Well in Choppy Market

Written on
August 10th 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – Apparently the latest stock market turmoil has brought the town tech-bubble criers out from under their rocks, particularly since public Internet-based companies seen as market bellwethers for the social media revolution have taken a hit. In particular, the stock of business-oriented social network LinkedIn (LNKD) has been riding a royal ... more...

Why Sarbanes-Oxley Was the Best Thing to Happen to the Internet

Written on
August 10th 2011
Author
Byrne Hobart

DUE DIGITAL DILIGENCE – In the next year or two, we’ll likely see the following companies go public with an initial market value over $10 billion: Facebook Groupon LivingSocial DropBox Zynga Many of these are companies that, in a world without Sarbanes-Oxley, could already be public. That would probably be good for investors; if average people ... more...

For Those Who Want the Deal Space to Die… Sorry

Written on
August 3rd 2011
Author
Jay Weintraub

JAY WEINTRAUB – Addressing the obvious unspoken question first – I have an absolute positive bias towards the deal space. I do run the daily deal conference, so were it to die as some of its more vocal critics would prefer, that would put a crimp in my plans for marketing technology ... more...

Amazon Pushes Aggregation for Deal Site

Written on
June 3rd 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – Right after my tirade about the group-buying and discount space being too damn crowded, another big fish dives into the pond: Amazon has introduced location-based deal platform AmazonLocal. It appears to follow the online discounter model du jour: subscribe to a daily email and purchase vouchers that can be ... more...

Got Funds? LivingSocial, Marin and More

Written on
April 6th 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – While a slew of companies have just closed financing rounds, the one that will make your jaw drop is LivingSocial, fiercest rival to the black hole of deal sites, Groupon. The social dealmaker just scored $400 million — not as impressive as its arch rival’s nearly $1 billion haul, ... more...

Inside the Minds of Groupon Users

Written on
March 22nd 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – Daily deal aggregator Local Offer Network estimates that the U.S. group-buying industry will bring in $2.7 billion in 2011, 138% more than the $1.1 billion garnered in 2010. At the front of the intake line is Groupon, which already has a global revenue target of between $3 billion and $4 ... more...