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Friday, Nov 4, 2011 at 1:03 AM
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By Jabez LeBret, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Fan Gating on Facebook: A Missed Opportunity to Grow Your Fan Base

Fan Gating on Facebook: A Missed Opportunity to Grow Your Fan Base

The No. 1 request I get from people about building their Facebook fan page is always: “I want to get thousands of fans as fast as possible.” There is not enough room in one post to talk about proper social... Read »

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Mark Zuckerberg: Screw Up More, Stay Where You Are

Mark Zuckerberg: Screw Up More, Stay Where You Are

The polarizing guy behind Facebook stopped by the Y Combinator's Startup School for a rare, candid interview. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011 at 11:10 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Facebook Now Looking Out for Small Biz

Facebook Now Looking Out for Small Biz

The social-media titan is launching an impressive and expansive initiative to help small businesses -- to the tune of giving away $10 million in free ads. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011 at 2:06 PM
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By Carlise Newman

Groupon Watch: Facebook Deals Ends

Groupon Watch: Facebook Deals Ends

One of Groupon's rivals, Facebook, has dropped out of the race, and traffic to all daily deal sites slowed this summer. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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By Carlise Newman

Groupon Watch: Daily Deals Conference, Ponzi Scheme

Groupon Watch: Daily Deals Conference, Ponzi Scheme

Groupon competition heats up even more with solar deals, and one columnist compares the company to a Ponzi scheme. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011 at 10:23 PM
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By Carlise Newman

Groupon News Today: Facebook, AT&T Jump In

Groupon News Today: Facebook, AT&T Jump In

Groupon is challenged with more competition from the big guys, including Facebook and AT&T. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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By Carlise Newman

Will Groupon Feel the Effects from Facebook?

Will Groupon Feel the Effects from Facebook?

Facebook's possible $100 billion IPO doesn't pose any problems for Groupon - unless it happens this year. Read »

Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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By Sajid Farooq

Facebook IPO Could Come in 2012, Top $100 Billion

Facebook IPO Could Come in 2012, Top $100 Billion

The mother of all IPOs could give birth as early as next year. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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By David Wolinsky

What Groupon's Mason -- And You -- Should Learn From Facebook's Zuckerberg

What  Groupon's Mason -- And You -- Should Learn From Facebook's Zuckerberg

Forbes takes a look at Facebook's recent deal with China's Baidu and how it affects Mason. Read »

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What We Cover
Daily Deals

Daily Deals

Learn from the original daily deals site, Groupon.

Pets

Pets

Some officials have estimated the City of Chicago's dog population to be somewhere around 500,000. Add in all the cats, fish and birds and you've got yourself an industry just begging -- and barking -- to be...

Social Media

Social Media

Social media offers traditional business minds a 12-6 curve ball. But we can help.

Fashion

Fashion

There are plenty of questions for a fledgling fashionista to answer. Never fear: We've got the goods.

Marketing

Marketing

Good luck making a dent in the public conscience if you don't have marketing and branding plan to get your message out.

Food Business

Food Business

Experts say 90 percent of new restaurants fail in their first year of operation. You want to be the 10 percent that makes it. But how?

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Authors
David Wolinsky David Wolinsky is a freelance writer, lifelong Chicagoan, and reasonably handsome business-study scion.
Kim Vatis Kim Vatis joined NBC5 News in 1997. She currently Anchors the weekend morning newscasts, is general assignment reporter and special projects reporter for the 10 PM newscasts.
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