Deals 3D: Exchanges Emerge to Marry Supply and Demand

Group buying is growing up…and growing more complex in the process. It has long-outgrown the Groupon-and-the-seven-dwarfs phase and has added new layers reminiscent of other, more mature digital sectors, expanding into vertical niches, attracting media companies and necessitating aggregators. Now,…

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Yelp: 20 Million (Reviews) Served

Yelp reached a sizable milestone today, hitting 20 million reviews. More notable is the rate of growth. It reached its first million reviews in about 2.5 years. Then it took another three years to get to 10 million. That was…

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Yell Goes in Deep With Microsoft

Following on its announcement yesterday that it had acquired the U.S.-based e-commerce firm Znode, Yell Group has unveiled a new alliance with Microsoft to sell the software giant's cloud-based services to its U.K. customers. The services Yell will offer will…

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Foursquare Pulls in Third-Party Deals

Foursquare announced today that it will add pre-purchased daily deals to its roster of nearby specials. These will come from a cluster of new partners and will operate under a rev share. They'll show up just like its current specials…

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Shopkick Rounds Corner on 2M (Active) Users

Just short of reaching its first birthday, Shopkick has reached the 2 million user milestone. The company emphasizes these are active users, in response to recent industry outcry (and comments by Mark Zuckerberg yesterday) that measuring registered users is irrelevant.…

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