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Mediahuis takes over Dutch publishing group NRC

Het Mediahuis Netherlands, a subsidiary of Belgian publishing house, announced in a statement it plans to take over NRC for an undisclosed amount pending approval of the Dutch anti-trust authority (ACM). Het Mediahuis acquires 80 percent of the shares, while Democracy and Media Foundation (SDM) and the Investment Association Veronica would split the rest, Dutch media reported. NRC was seeking a...

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Groupon’s move to marketplace bears record-breaking fruit

While the immediate good news is that Groupon broke its record for sales during the recent  holiday, the far more important message here is that the daily deal veteran’s transition to marketplace is working. The “something-for-everyone” concept is what Groupon has been working towards, to complete its transition from its original push approach of emailed alerts about daily...

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Are Daily Deal sites back in Canada?

We thought that “Daily Deal” websites had gone passé – so many have shut down or not lived up to the promise we were reporting on just a few years ago. Canada was no exception. But a Vancouver-based daily deal site has just closed a second round of funding from Canadian investors including Regent Capital Management. It wasn’t easy: the company reported it took “more than eleven months...

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Twitter to launch holiday-ready deals

Twitter just announced a Groupon-like product that lets consumers purchase “deals” right on its platform, and yes, right from their smartphone or tablet. Just in time for holiday shopping the new Twitter Offers enables credit card payments for items to be picked up at the advertisers’ brick-and-mortar merchant locations. Following closely on the heels of its Buy button...

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TMON spurs Groupon sales, loss still big

Groupon’s conversion to marketplace has begun to bear more revenue fruit, as redemptions of unused Groupon’s slow and billings increase. Groupon reported a Q3 net loss of $21.2 million, or nearly 10 times the Q3 2013 loss. The purchase of TMON (TicketMonster), while it cut into the bottom line, was a boost to Groupon revenue in its geographic Rest of the World area {Korea and parts of...

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Groupon rolls out Pages for business

It’s hardly a new concept, but Groupon’s new freemium-model Pages puts more pressure on local, competitive businesses to participate in the Daily Deal veteran turned marketplace. Here’s the announcement: Groupon Announces Pages, a New Way to Connect People with Millions of Local Businesses  Pages provide Groupon users with better information on local options and where they can...

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