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Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 4:20 PM
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By Marcus Riley

PETA Strategy to Address Groupon Meeting Backfires

PETA Strategy to Address Groupon Meeting Backfires

PETA has shelled out more than a few dollars to help address an issue it's passionate about -- the care of animals in circuses, but their purchase appears to have been made too late. Read »

Friday, Apr 4, 2014 at 4:04 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Groupon Releases First U.S. Ad Since Super Bowl Flop

Groupon Releases First U.S. Ad Since Super Bowl Flop

Groupon came out of advertisement hiding in the U.S. for the first time since the company’s Super Bowl ad soured fans in 2011. Read »

Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 1:19 PM
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By BJ Lutz
      

Groupon Launches Fund to Restore Swedish Water Tower

Chicago-based Groupon wants to see a symbol of Andersonville's identity restored. Read »

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 12:13 PM
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By Colleen Connolly

Oops, Groupon Adds One More to List of U.S. Presidents

Oops, Groupon Adds One More to List of U.S. Presidents

The Chicago-based business misidentified Alexander Hamilton as a president for a President's Day weekend sale. Read »

Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 at 1:54 PM
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By Haley BeMiller

Groupon Pokes Fun At Amazon Delivery Drones

Groupon revealed the company's "modern" strategy for delivering packages after Amazon announced that it's testing delivery drones. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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By Inc. Well Staff

Groupon CEO Pledges Half His Wealth to Charity

Groupon CEO Pledges Half His Wealth to Charity

Groupon chairman Eric Lefkofsky and his wife Liz have joined the dozens of wealthy people promising to give more than half of their wealth to charity. Read »

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 at 3:12 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon Turning the Ship Around

Groupon Turning the Ship Around

Groupon’s experimental spirit is still alive and kicking, it seems. The company has a lengthy history of acquiring businesses, apps and other miscellaneous entities, and the tradition has been continuing in the... Read »

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon Gets into the Affiliate Marketing Game

Groupon Gets into the Affiliate Marketing Game

Groupon has unveiled the Groupon Partner Network, a global affiliate program to help its deals get in front of more eyeballs. Think of it as the company’s twist on Google AdWords or Yahoo’s Bing Network —... Read »

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Groupon Releases Marriage Equality Video

Groupon Releases Marriage Equality Video

Company plans to march on Springfield to help secure passage of marriage equality bill. Read »

Saturday, Jun 29, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Ex Groupon CEO Set to Release Music Album

Ex Groupon CEO Set to Release Music Album

It appears former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason is taking his entrepreneurial skills in a new direction… music. Read »

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