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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 »

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012 at 2:12 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon's Formula for Success Finally Revealed

Groupon's Formula for Success Finally Revealed

The headline says it all. A glance through Wednesday's headlines shows that, welp, the media has finally cracked Groupon's code: Nobody has any clue what's really going on over at Castle Groupon. Read »

Thursday, Dec 15, 2011 at 12:04 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Analysts Describe Groupon IPO as "One Long Letdown"

Analysts Describe Groupon IPO as

Grim, but largely unsurprising news on the Groupon IPO front: Wall Street research analysts, who are generally optimistic about companies their firms take public, have rendered unenthused judgment on Andrew... Read »

Saturday, Dec 10, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon's Stock Continues to Climb

Groupon's Stock Continues to Climb

For starters, Groupon's stock is at $23.18. It's anyone's guess why it's suddenly rebounding this week, but many are speculating that LivingSocial -- its key rival -- announcing it would raise $400 million in a... Read »

Monday, Dec 5, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon's Stock Falls as Revenue Rises

Groupon's Stock Falls as Revenue Rises

Yes, you read that headline correctly. Though it sounds completely contradictory, or even downright impossible, it's true: Groupon's stock is still beneath its initial asking price ($18.98, currently), but a... Read »

Monday, Nov 28, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon's Stock Rebounds Slightly

Groupon's Stock Rebounds Slightly

There's not much to report on the Groupon front this week, as the nation collectively shakes off the tryptophan-flecked rust, but elsewhere in the world (i.e., not in America) it's another story. Another one of... Read »

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon's Stock Slides Below Initial Asking Price

Groupon's Stock Slides Below Initial Asking Price

Even objectively speaking, at least for the moment, Groupon's party is over. After an impressive initial climb from $20, the group-buying company's stock edged ever closer to $30, but as of press time it's at... Read »

Monday, Nov 21, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon Gets Cozy with Wheaton's Small Businesses

Groupon Gets Cozy with Wheaton's Small Businesses

Just because Groupon CEO Andrew Mason is a billionaire doesn't mean its employees are resting on their money-stuffed laurels or perfecting their break strokes in a gem-packed vault, Scrooge McDuck-style. In... Read »

Friday, Nov 18, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon's Stock Rebounds, as Does its Marketing Expenses

Groupon's Stock Rebounds, as Does its Marketing Expenses

Groupon and its recent IPO have both had its share of harsh critics in the last few weeks alone, but one aspect of both that's undeniable is seemingly everyone wants a taste of that delish Groupon stock. So much... Read »

Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon Allegedly Offered Deals from a Known Ex-Con

Groupon Allegedly Offered Deals from a Known Ex-Con

It seems these days the leaks of discouraging news about Groupon has been gushing out of a colander instead of a sieve as it was before its recent IPO. Now, perhaps some of the most troubling accusations are... Read »

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