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Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 3:40 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Andrew Mason: "We've Cracked the Code"

Andrew Mason:

Andrew Mason must have Netflixed 8 Mile or something recently, because the comments he made Thursday, the final day of the 2012 Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference more resemble the bravado of a... Read »

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Andrew Mason on Groupon's IPO's Performance

Andrew Mason on Groupon's IPO's Performance

Of all the major changes Groupon's IPO has brought about in its founder, Andrew Mason's newfound dedication to acting less goofy in interviews is perhaps the most striking. Case in point: On Tuesday, The Wall... Read »

Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 2:57 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Mason Wins Inaugural Pioneer Award

Mason Wins Inaugural Pioneer Award

If Andrew Mason owned a coonskin cap, he'd be wearing it right about now. Thursday night, the Groupon founder nabbed one of the first Pioneer Awards dished out by National Louis University on South Michigan,... Read »

Monday, Jan 23, 2012 at 2:43 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon Pushes Back, Buys Another Startup

Groupon Pushes Back, Buys Another Startup

It's no mystery that Groupon isn't quite the media darling it once was. But now, founder Andrew Mason isn't trying to court that sort of treatment anymore -- he's coming out with gloves on and bobbing and... Read »

Friday, Jan 13, 2012 at 2:08 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Is Clicky Already Groupon's Biggest Failure?

Is Clicky Already Groupon's Biggest Failure?

Well, that was quick. Remember Clicky, Groupon's new Facebook game-thing? Somehow, it's already being declared a "creepy failure." Isn't that a tad premature? Business Insider doesn't seem to think so. Read »

Monday, Dec 5, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon's Quiet Period Ends with a Vengeance, Some Whining

Groupon's Quiet Period Ends with a Vengeance, Some Whining

Well, Groupon's quiet period -- when anyone associated with an IPO is legally prohibited from publicly promoting or discussing going public -- is most certainly over. Andrew Mason, at a public appearance at the... Read »

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 10:45 AM
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By Carlise Newman

Groupon Watch: VH1 and the Psychiatric Times

Groupon Watch: VH1 and the Psychiatric Times

Groupon's Mason marries ahead of the planned IPO, and the company hooks up with VH1. Read »

Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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By Lisa Balde

Groupon IPO Back on Track

Groupon IPO Back on Track

After rumors of delays, Groupon could go public by late October or early November, according to reports. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2011 at 4:59 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon Pumping the Brakes on Its IPO: Report

Groupon Pumping the Brakes on Its IPO: Report

An unnamed source close to the group-buying site says its IPO's timing is being reassessed, which might be putting things diplomatically Read »

Friday, Sep 2, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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By Carlise Newman

Groupon Watch: Breaking Rules with E-mail

Groupon Watch: Breaking Rules with E-mail

Andrew Mason's e-mail to employees violated SEC rules in more ways than one. Read »

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