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Groupon Watch: Daily Deals Conference, Ponzi Scheme

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    As competition heats up for Groupon, Reuters sums up the rivalry in time for a daily deals conference (yes, there is such a thing now). In other news, a solar group expands nationwide to allow “entire neighborhoods to go solar in one fell swoop” and one columnist compares Groupon to a Ponzi scheme. And we’ve got more.

    • The daily deal competitors are summed up at the BIA/Kelsey’s “Deals 3D” conference in San Francisco. (Reuters). 
    • Solar daily deals for business are proving to be pretty popular and a startup takes the Groupon model to a green level. (CNN).  
    • Here’s more S-1 filing scrutiny, with a somewhat alarming headline. (CBS Moneywatch).  
    • Further investigation into the Facebook/Amex hookup announced Tuesday reveals they’re adding streaming concert coverage too. (Forbes). 
    • Today's Groupon: $49 for a $135 massage and mini-facial at The Body Work & Massage Source in Lincoln Park.