Daily Deals

SanomaVentures invests in Roomlr

SanomaVentures has invested in Roomlr.com, the international search engine for holiday rentals. With a database of 1.4 million locations, Roomlr offers a new and easy alternative for finding a holiday house or apartment anywhere in the world. Roomlr is located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The company was founded in 2013 by Bas Lemmens, who was previously involved in Booking.com, Easytobook and...

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Groupon pull, mobile revamp working

Groupon is  amazing for its ability to almost totally transform its model and still  increase revenue from 2012 to 2013 by 10 percent. The Groupon team clearly gets the message that the heyday of push daily deals – sending emails out every day, for limited time offers – has come and gone. Groupon is steadily evolving to the world of a pull marketplace, and while it has...

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Groupon debuts self-serve Deal Builder

 After five years merchants using daily deals veteran Groupon are finally going to be able to set up their own Groupon Deal right from its platform. They’ll no longer have to call Groupon, though someone at Groupon will still oversee each one before it goes live. That’s to make sure the deal is efficient – i.e., it’s attractive enough to get a flock of...

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LivingSocial losing its CEO

Tim O’Shaughnessy CEO of LivingSocial, is going to be leaving the company, MediaPost just reported. The leave-taking was revealed in a memo to LivingSocial employees. “I remain 100 percent convinced the ingredients for success are here,” O’Shaughnessy wrote in an email to employees, according to MediaPost. “Now is the best time to transition leadership — when that full...

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Twitter tweets new HR head, former Grouponer

By way of tweets, Twitter announced that Brian “Skip” Schipper is to be Twitter’s new VP of human resources, effective Jan 21.  Schipper was SVP of HR at Cisco and most recently at Groupon. The tweet below is that of Janet Van Huysse who, as the new head of leadership development and inclusion, will report to Schipper. From Schipper, via Twitter: “A shout-out to my Groupon...

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LivingSocial CEO reveals 2014 must-do’s

LivingSocial, one of the foremost daily deal veteran sites, is working to evolve beyond its daily deal roots. CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy recently revealed to The Washington Post the five tasks the site is focusing on for the coming year: 1. Getting back to growth, with more ways for merchants to reach customers 2. Investments in new tools, additional marketing, and new staff 3. Concentration on...

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