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 w
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 differentiaters, is sounding
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
The original email-alerts concept of daily deals is gasping its last breath, and no one seems to know it better than Groupon, a daily deals veteran. All that Groupon is doing to evolve from its original daily deals model offers lessons for other daily deals providers and publishers. Most importantly, Groupon continues its move from a push (daily email alerts of deals) to a pull (full online marke
While at first glance these are two very different business models, Yelp and Groupon might end up going head to head for at least one part of their revenue
According to Rob Krolik, CFO at Yelp, the consumer-review giant's international business might well become bigger than its huge presence in the U.S.
Krolik spoke at the Citi 2013 Technology Conference, about Yelp products and monetization.
"We started in San Francisco, honed the play book and rolled out in the U.S.," Krolik t
Smartly-evolved Daily Deals giant Groupon just announced an affiliate program called Groupon Partner Network. The program gives publishers far more opportunities than the traditional "publish-our-widget-and-we'll-give-you-a-cut-of-all-that-brings-us" programs. Groupon's new networ