The South Is Rising

Big news around these parts at the beginning of 2015 is that Mercedes Benz has decided to move its new U.S. headquarters to Atlanta. Which is a fine thing for Atlanta. Mercedes and Porsche. Two high class car companies with U.S. headquarters in a high class car driving city. The more interesting aspect of the […]

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January 13, 2015  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Business, Current Affairs, Deals

Where You End

So after my somewhat gushing Groupon earnings call summary, here's the other side of the coin. One of the things that CEO Eric Lefkofsky said during the call, and it has become a major talking point since, is that Groupon wants to become the first place shoppers turn to when they "want to buy anything, anywhere, […]

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August 13, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Deals, E-Commerce, Stocks

Groupon’s Q2 Earnings Notes

On Wednesday Groupon (GRPN) announced their second quarter earnings. The stock market reacted quite favorably sending the stock up 22% in a single day. That is quite the dramatic recovery for a company with a pretty solid record of missteps with the financial community. This is why the stock is moving.  Groupon named co-interim chief […]

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August 9, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Deals, E-Commerce, nCrowd, Stocks

nCrowd Captures Spreebird

Nice article about the latest nCrowd deal. We have purchased substantially all of the assets of Spreebird from Local Corporation. Local, a public company, had to file the transaction with the SEC if anyone wants to see the gory details. At one point the entire asset purchase agreement was up there but someone seems to have taken […]

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July 31, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Deals, nCrowd

Room To Grow

Interesting new “Cheapskates Online: How the 'New Normal' Takes Advantage of New Technology” report from eMarketer. I prefer savvy shoppers over cheapskates but names aside the report is interesting. I like this chart. While penetration is slowing there is still some growth in digital coupon use and that use is going mobile. There's room to […]

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May 8, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Deals, Marketing, Mobile

Google Local

Not too long ago Wired ran an article on five Google products at risk. One of these at risk products was Google Offers. I think Wired was right. Google seems to be heading in another direction. That direction is Google Local. Google is moving to a retailer self-service model. Not really surprising. I never really thought […]

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April 29, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Deals