Groupon wants people to like them.
This is among the revelations Andrew Mason shares in his 60 Minutes appearance Sunday, his first major interview since taking the company public last year.
CBS' report on the interview paints a far more optimistic portrait of the company than what we've seen in the headlines since the IPO -- "Groupon has grown and grown since it took off" -- and understandably CBS is playing it close to the chest as far as what all is tackled in the interview.
Sure enough, though, people will watch.
Other than that, Groupon continues to challenge its public's perceptions of what sort of things it can offer deals on. Thursday's New York City deal is to get a discounted colonic in Park Slope or Manhattan, which is kinda far removed from the usual deals you can brag about snagging over coffee with family and friends. Actually, if you're getting a colonic, you should probably skip that coffee.
And for the Groupon stock-report part of the post: It's climbing slowly still, inching closer to $20, where it started. Right now it's at $19.27.
David Wolinsky is a freelance writer and a lifelong Chicagoan. In addition to currently serving as an interviewer-writer for Adult Swim, he's also a columnist for EGM. He was the Chicago city editor for The Onion A.V. Club where he provided in-depth daily coverage of this city's bustling arts/entertainment scene for half a decade. When not playing video games for work he's thinking of dashing out to Chicago Diner, Pizano's, or Yummy Yummy. His first career aspirations were to be a game-show host.