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Groupon Watch: LivingSocial Coins New Term for Daily Deals




    In a blast-from-the-past comparison, Groupon is likened to Webvan, the ill-fated grocery delivery service that collapsed after two years in business (Peapod survived; Webvan didn’t).

    LivingSocial explains at length how it distinguishes itself from Groupon, and Google says its daily deal arm, Google Offers, ramped up its revenues in September.

    Also, some Groupon customers on the West Coast aren't pleased with a Groupon deal on a bus trip to Vegas.

    Read more:
    • LivingSocial's got a plan - no more daily deals; it's "local commerce." (Business Week)
    • Today’s Deal: $20 for Three The Works Car Washes at Auto Spa (Up to $75 Value).