A HOW-TO BLOG FOR CHICAGO BUSINESS

Oct 10, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

Can Groupon Turn Itself Around?

Can Groupon Turn Itself Around?

Groupon is a bit of a mess being re-arranged right now. Among the folks who have recently left the mess behind? Its national sales head, Lee Brown, and Jayna Cooke, the salesperson who won the company’s...

Sep 19, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon Wants You to Pay Up (Through Your Phone)

Groupon Wants You to Pay Up (Through Your Phone)

Apparently the big Hail Mary lob for Groupon is launching a new payment service that “allows businesses to run credit cards using an iPhone or iPod Touch.” At least, that is what Reuters is reporting, that...

Sep 18, 2012
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By Jill Salzman, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Local Startup BitBend is Poised to Revolutionize the Travel Industry

Local Startup BitBend is Poised to Revolutionize the Travel Industry

Have you heard? There's a small Chicago startup that's about to change the way we plan our travel. It's kind of a big deal. BitBend is about to revolutionize the travel industry.

Sep 13, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon's Stock Rebounds (Slightly)

Groupon's Stock Rebounds (Slightly)

Groupon’s financial folks are shaking things up. First, earlier this week the company announced that Brian Stevens would become the new chief accounting officer. Prior to this, Stevens was with KPMG LLP,...

Sep 7, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

Andrew Mason Thinks Most "Would Kill" For Groupon's Growth

Andrew Mason Thinks Most "Would Kill" For Groupon's Growth

I just checked the calendar and it doesn't seem to be Opposite Day yet, so I can only assume Andrew Mason is either being unwarrantedly defiant or just plain-old daft when the Groupon CEO said in an interview...

Sep 6, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon Co-Founder Transfers 18.7 Mil Shares into His LLC

Groupon Co-Founder Transfers 18.7 Mil Shares into His LLC

While many media outlets and blogs continue to think they're clever for slinging out the headline "Groupon's Stock Now Half-Off" or something similar, the very understated "Analysts Worry Groupon's in Trouble,"...

Aug 29, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon Proves the Maxim “Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems”

Groupon Proves the Maxim “Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems”

Slowly, Groupon has gone from being a media darling to a little puppy that everyone kicks around to a family member with a strange rash that everyone likes to weigh in on with Heloise treatment ideas.

Aug 23, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

Two Top Groupon Execs Get Stock Bonuses

Two Top Groupon Execs Get Stock Bonuses

The language in many media stories about Groupon is already switching it into the past tense, as in, Andrew Mason’s company is dunzo and a thing of the past and everyone’s eyeing the imported ottoman and ornate...

Aug 22, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon’s Downward Spiral Continues

Groupon’s Downward Spiral Continues

Poke your finger in your mouth and hoist it to the wind and you’ll unquestionably feel they are blowing in a foreboding direction for Castle Groupon. I know the company has been a great big punching bag...

Aug 14, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon's Stock Plummets Despite Q2 Profit

Groupon's Stock Plummets Despite Q2 Profit

On Monday, Groupon reported its Q2 earnings and it included an honest-to-God profit. By the end of the day, and continuing through to Tuesday, though, Groupon's stock continued to free-fall.

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