Google Launches Its Groupon Competitor Wednesday

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has announced that the search giant will launch its Groupon competitor on Wednesday, starting with Portland. The news that Google is getting into the daily deals space is not a surprise. Google attempted and failed to acquire Groupon for $6 billion last year. A few months later, Mashable exclusively learned … Continue reading Google Launches Its Groupon Competitor Wednesday

Is Groupon a Good Deal for Small Business?

In order to stimulate interest, businesses are told they have to discount goods and services by at least 50 percent. Even deeper discounts of up to 80 percent are encouraged. On top of that, the group buying site keeps as much as 50 percent (more perhaps?) of the amount the merchant brings in. You do … Continue reading Is Groupon a Good Deal for Small Business?

The Future of Local Commerce = Facebook + Foursquare + Yelp + Groupon [+ Outdoor]

Image via CrunchBase Buy local? It's more than just a tagline but if you want more than your fair share of drive by business, you have to consider what these tools can do for you... "There’s been much hype, crazy valuations, and overall market excitement about businesses that promise to unleash the power of the … Continue reading The Future of Local Commerce = Facebook + Foursquare + Yelp + Groupon [+ Outdoor]