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Challenge to Groupon's model with trio of deals

(AP) -- Groupon's online coupons save people cash, but they're not always great deals for merchants. Some businesses complain that bargain hunters rarely return after scoring a cheap meal or massage.

dateJul 08, 2011 in Internet
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Amazon invests $175M in Groupon competitor

(AP) -- Amazon.com Inc. said Thursday that it invested $175 million in social coupon service LivingSocial - the latest sign that the online retailer is delving into promising new methods of e-commerce.

dateDec 03, 2010 in Business
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Turning reviews into ratings

The proliferation of websites such as Yelp and CitySearch has made it easy to find local businesses that meet common search criteria -- moderately priced seafood restaurants, for example, within a quarter-mile ...

dateFeb 03, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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Yelp prices IPO at $15 a share as questions loom

(AP) -- Yelp is set to make its stock market debut Friday after pricing its initial public offering above its targeted range, a sign of strong investor demand for a slice of the 8-year-old online reviews site ...

dateMar 01, 2012 in Business
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