Groupon Watch: School Supplies, Competitors, and Lawsuits

The latest news to watch about Groupon: philanthropy. The company is teaming up with Chicago Public Schools to help buy school supplies for low-income students. Daily Deal Media tallies the number of daily deal aggregators to date, and a few new competitors emerge. Also, another lawsuit is settled, this time between Groupon, Apple, and Walker Digital, the founder of Priceline (and leader of many, many lawsuits). 

  • Groupon adds more philanthropy to its list with school supplies. (NBCChicago).
  • The number of deal sites designed to round up your favorite deals from popular sites is growing. (Daily Deal Media).
  •  …As is the list of direct competitors. (SFGate).
  • And Groupon, Apple and other companies reportedly settled disputes over patent infringement of Walker Digital (ZDNet).
  • Today's Deal: $22 Mani/Pedi from Sonia Herbal Beauty Salons.
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