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Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Brad Keywell

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Brad Keywell

There's a lot to wrap your mind around with the approaching Chicago Ideas Week, the weeklong invasion of super-smart and super-influential folks taking place at venues all over town from Oct.

Thursday, 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,...

Friday, 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...

Thursday, 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,"...

Wednesday, 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.

Friday, Aug 17, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon Stock Hits New Low

Groupon Stock Hits New Low

Groupon's stock is at $4.60. Even objectively speaking, this is not exactly good. But it's worth making the distinction that not everything Groupon does is bad, which many other bloggers and even media...

Tuesday, 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.

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

Is Groupon Dead?

Is Groupon Dead?

The media has called it. Time of death: July 31, around lunchtime or so, Groupon has begun taking its final breaths. The company, whose stock is at $6.42 at press time, has been described as having a "demise" by...

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012
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By Lindsay Smith

Groupon Back-to-School Kits Selling Quickly

Groupon Back-to-School Kits Selling Quickly

Groupon and the Chicago Public School system's Kits for Kidz campaign sold almost as many back to school kits in just two days as they did during the entire 2011 program, CPS officials announced Tuesday.

Friday, Jul 20, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon Draws Ire in South Africa, Confusion Elsewhere

Groupon Draws Ire in South Africa, Confusion Elsewhere

According to The Next Web, Groupon is going through a self-imposed "quiet period," that, unlike its Securities and Exchange Commission-imposed quiet period, the company is actually honoring. This was revealed at

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