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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 »

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 1:07 PM
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By Associated Press

Illinois High Court Invalidates 'Amazon Tax' For Sales

Illinois High Court Invalidates 'Amazon Tax' For Sales

The Illinois Supreme Court is invalidating a two-year-old Illinois law charging taxes on certain Internet sales. Read »

Sunday, Mar 17, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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By David Wolinsky

How’s Groupon Been Doing?

How’s Groupon Been Doing?

There hasn’t been a big spike in people talking about Groupon since Andrew Mason was fired a few weeks ago and that makes sense: The company’s in that quiet period of planning its next moves, right? Maybe. It... Read »

Friday, Feb 10, 2012 at 12:56 PM
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By David Wolinsky

AmazonLocal Encroaches Upon Groupon's Home Turf

AmazonLocal Encroaches Upon Groupon's Home Turf

Even though Groupon is losing money while revenue is climbing, that isn't stopping its competitors from pressing forward full steam ahead. On Thursday, Amazon sent out a release announcing the arrival of... Read »

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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By Carlise Newman

Groupon Watch: Suing Over Secrets

Groupon Watch: Suing Over Secrets

Groupon's suing two of its former employees for taking secrets to Google. Read »

Monday, Sep 19, 2011 at 11:46 AM
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By Andrew Reilly, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Business Books for Non-Business People: Guest

Business Books for Non-Business People: Guest

Because you gotta learn it somewhere. Read »

Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 at 12:57 PM
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By Carlise Newman

Groupon Watch: AmazonLocal Expands

Groupon Watch: AmazonLocal Expands

Groupon's rival AmazonLocal expands to New York, and a class action lawsuit goes ahead. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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By Carlise Newman

Groupon Watch: Groupon vs. Amazon

Groupon Watch: Groupon vs. Amazon

Groupon founders are reportedly considering buying the Wrigley building, and the competition with Amazon heats up. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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By Carlise Newman

Groupon Watch: Amazon and eBay a Threat?

Groupon Watch: Amazon and eBay a Threat?

Amazon, eBay and Groupon are lumped together as competition, but which company posts the biggest threat? Also Groupon founders have not slowed down when it comes to new investments. Read »

Thursday, Jul 28, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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By Carlise Newman

AmazonLocal Goes Live in Chicago

AmazonLocal Goes Live in Chicago

AmazonLocal goes live in Chicago today, and offers deals by LivingSocial. Read »

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