Groupon isn't the only daily-deal game hustling in Chicago, but you'd be forgiven for thinking so since it gets talked about so freakin' much in the media and around offices all over Chicago.
Well, earlier this week, both Doggyloot and Local Offer Network both announced, separately, they've acquired other companies -- moves that got overshadowed slightly with Google, and not Groupon, snatching up Clever Sense.
Anyway, the Chicago Tribune is reporting that Doggyloot (which peddles deals to dog owners or anyone who just appreciates a fine leather collar) has scooped the Florida-based PetSimply into its dog house and that the LON has acquired Redeemio.com, a deal aggregation and shopping site based in Raleigh N.C. that also sounds like a type of lettuce.
You can, nay, should, read more analysis about both these acquisitions over at the Chicago Tribune.
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.