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Monday, Dec 17, 2012 at 11:44 PM
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By David Wolinsky

CEO: Groupon Still 'A Local E-Commerce Company'

CEO: Groupon Still 'A Local E-Commerce Company'

For all its twists and turns, ups and downs and iterations and permutations, Groupon CEO still sees his company pretty much the way it originally started. Read »

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 »

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 »

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 at 1:20 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon's Stock Rises, along with Speculation on Its Future

Groupon's Stock Rises, along with Speculation on Its Future

Did you have a good holiday? Groupon did. Its stock has been slowly buoying its way back up, although, let's not bust out the champagne just yet: Groupon's stock has been climbing to the dizzying heights of $4.... Read »

Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon Continues to Sink, Though Some Optimists Remain

Groupon Continues to Sink, Though Some Optimists Remain

It may or may not be the best metric to use to gauge Groupon's success, but the company's stock is at $2.90 as of press time. You probably have more in change in your pockets and wallet after lunch right now... Read »

Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 8:49 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Why Groupon's Stock Continues to Plummet

Why Groupon's Stock Continues to Plummet

For a country that love its underdogs, we strangely sure don't miss a chance to kick Groupon when it's down. This last week, Castle Groupon's stock has hit its lowest point to date and seems to be showing no... Read »

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012 at 8:58 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Is Groupon Bouncing Back?

Is Groupon Bouncing Back?

Sometimes when I scan my news aggregator to see what's up with Groupon, I feel more like I'm reading about what a huge dysfunctional family is up to -- like I'm watching a bunch of Dallas fanfic where the Ewings... Read »

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012 at 11:20 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Analysts: Groupon’s Finances to Get Worse Before/If it gets Better

Analysts: Groupon’s Finances to Get Worse Before/If it gets Better

When choosing a word to sum up Groupon’s current state of affairs, “collapse” might come to mind. But that isn’t quite the most accurate way of putting it. Groupon is more like a caterpillar in a daily... Read »

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 8:43 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon's New Moves Look Awful Familiar

Groupon's New Moves Look Awful Familiar


Not a whole heck of a lot. Or rather. There are developments, but they are nothing groundbreaking. The biggest buzz about Castle Groupon Is that this week Andrew Mason’s company launched a point-of-sale service... Read »

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Brad Keywell

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Brad Keywell

There's a lot to wrap your mind around with the approaching Chicago Ideas Week, the weeklong invasion of super-smart and super-influential folks taking place at venues all over town from Oct. 8 to 14. We're... Read »

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