LivingSocial works to move beyond daily deals

September 17, 2013

LivingSocial, like its larger rival Groupon, is working to move beyond daily deals.

Washington-based LivingSocial, which is privately held, is not getting rid of the deals for restaurants, spas and getaways that land in subscribers' inboxes every day. Rather, the company is expanding the number of deals it offers, extending the duration of their availability and adding online coupons for national chains to its offerings.

The move follows the publicly traded Groupon Inc.'s expansion beyond daily deals into new services. And it comes on the heels of Google Inc.'s decision to redesign its Gmail inboxes so that promotions, social network notifications and other non-personal email go into separate folders. Users have click over from a "primary" email tab to see messages Google deems as secondary.

Explore further: Deals site LivingSocial says it's been hacked

Related Stories

LivingSocial seeks $400 million in funding

December 8, 2011

(AP) -- LivingSocial, the No. 2 online deals site behind Groupon, plans to raise $400 million in a private offering that will likely give it a cushion to put off an initial public offering.

LivingSocial goes national with Black Friday deals

November 21, 2011

(AP) -- Here's one way to avoid getting trampled by bargain-hunting hordes knocking down store doors on Black Friday: Online deals service LivingSocial is unveiling a slew of bargains for the holidays that are just a couple ...

Recommended for you

WhatsApp vulnerable to snooping: report

January 13, 2017

The Facebook-owned mobile messaging service WhatsApp is vulnerable to interception, the Guardian newspaper reported on Friday, sparking concern over an app advertised as putting an emphasis on privacy.

US gov't accuses Fiat Chrysler of cheating on emissions

January 12, 2017

The U.S. government accused Fiat Chrysler on Thursday of failing to disclose software in some of its pickups and SUVs with diesel engines that allows them to emit more pollution than allowed under the Clean Air Act.

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.