Daily deals

The state of e-commerce: M&A surging, daily deals still big

It’s been a big part of the Internet picture for well over a decade, but right now e-commerce is really hitting its stride, according to a new report out of CB Insights and the BizTech@Wharton Conference. M&A activity is surging and investment dollars are growing steadily.

Frugalo aims to wake us up from daily deal fatigue

Nowadays, many people’s email inboxes are overflowing with deal advertisements. As much as everyone loves a bargain, it can all be a bit overwhelming. A new app called Frugalo aims to separate the wheat from the chaff in our daily deal overloaded email inboxes.

Google Offers bulks up with 14 new deal partners

Google Offers, which has been slowly rolling out nationwide, is taking a big step forward today with the announcement that it will start offering deals from 14 partners. It’s also implementing new personalization tools that help deliver much more targeted discounts to users.

The Morning Lowdown 08-30-11

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Wine wars: Lot18 gets new funds as Gilt debuts wine site

Lot18 has secured a small investment from some big-name backers, just as competition from Gilt Groupe heats up. The New York City-based daily deals site focused on high-end wine and complementary foods announced Wednesday it has received funding from Quidsi founders Marc Lore and Vinit Bharara.

Daily deals platform Group Commerce buys Socialight

Exclusive: Group Commerce, a New York City-based company that sells a software platform to let publishers host their own daily deal applications, has acquired geo-location startup Socialight. The Socialight team and technology will be put toward fleshing out Group Commerce’s mobile strategy, said CEO Jonty Kelt.

Next Jump puts pieces together to be a deals powerhouse

Next Jump spent 15 years in stealth mode before it emerged as a power player in the employee discount and rewards business. It is now taking its experience and assets to step up as a potential powerhouse in the local deals market.

The Morning Lowdown 06-01-11

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The Heist App Does Deals Differently

How do you make waves in the crowded space that is mobile deals? How about by making bargains into an actual game, and not just by incentivizing group buying through gamification. That’s what The Heist, a new iPhone app released Tuesday, aims to do.

The Morning Lowdown 04-18-11

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The Morning Lowdown 03-30-11

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EBay Buying GSI Commerce For $2.4 Billion

EBay is acquiring GSI Commerce as a way to bolster its own interactive marketing and e-commerce services in a deal valued at $2.4 billion. T…

AT&T Will Enter The Daily Deals Business

AT&T (NYSE: T) plans to offer daily deals in local markets via its YP.com directory site. That may seem like no big deal considering the num…

Groupon Closes Its $950 Million Round

Groupon, which decided to raise more outside backing rather than take a reported $6 billion offer from Google (NSDQ: GOOG), has completed a…