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Friday, Nov 30, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Andrew Mason Remains Groupon's Golden Boy

Andrew Mason Remains Groupon's Golden Boy

Despite rumors earlier this week that Andrew Mason's role at Groupon might be on the chopping block during the company's regularly scheduled board meeting, the CEO has been granted a reprieve. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012 at 2:29 PM
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By INC Well Staff

Groupon CEO Addresses Job Security Rumors

Groupon CEO Addresses Job Security Rumors

Andrew Mason: It would be weird if the board wasn't discussing if I was the right guy. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 at 4:18 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Could Andrew Mason be Out at Groupon?

Could Andrew Mason be Out at Groupon?

According to what "sources close to the situation" told allthingsd.com, Groupon board members will be adding a new item to the agenda for its meeting later this week: Discussing whether to give Castle Groupon's... Read »

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Can Groupon Turn Itself Around?

Can Groupon Turn Itself Around?

Groupon is a bit of a mess being re-arranged right now. Among the folks who have recently left the mess behind? Its national sales head, Lee Brown, and Jayna Cooke, the salesperson who won the company’s first... Read »

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Is Groupon Dead?

Is Groupon Dead?

The media has called it. Time of death: July 31, around lunchtime or so, Groupon has begun taking its final breaths. The company, whose stock is at $6.42 at press time, has been described as having a "demise" by... Read »

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 1:05 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon's Patent Battles Persist, CEO Andrew Mason Moonlighting at Sushi Joint

Groupon's Patent Battles Persist, CEO Andrew Mason Moonlighting at Sushi Joint

In an unusual reversal of the way this sentence usually goes, Groupon's 2010 assertion that Mobgob's patent on a "method of community purchasing through the Internet" was bunk has been upheld. On July 13, the... Read »

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 1:15 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon's Tone Changes, Stock Rebounds (Slightly)

Groupon's Tone Changes, Stock Rebounds (Slightly)

"Though the six months since our IPO have been rocky to say the least, the fundamentals of our business have continued to improve," Groupon CEO Andrew Mason wrote in a letter to stockholders on Monday.... Read »

Friday, Apr 27, 2012 at 12:39 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Beer Swilling Mason Urges Maturity at Groupon

Beer Swilling Mason Urges Maturity at Groupon

If there's one word Groupon and all its kooky tangent-lovin' writers don't seem to know the meaning of, it's "irony." At a town hall meeting on Wednesday, CEO Andrew Mason, after apologizing for drinking too... Read »

Saturday, Apr 7, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Things Go From Bad to Worse for Groupon

Things Go From Bad to Worse for Groupon

If Andrew Mason didn't like what he found when Googling his company, Groupon, during the quiet period of the IPO process, we're willing to bet he isn't too pleased what he's seen this last week. Read »

Friday, Apr 6, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Why Groupon Should Study Napster

Why Groupon Should Study Napster

Well kids, the party's over. I've seen a lot of other bloggers call for Andrew Mason's head or that he should step down, and I think right now the smartest course of action lays somewhere in between: Mason... Read »

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