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CNNMoney: Facebook IPO is no safe havenupdated: Tue May 15 2012 12:51:00

Facebook isn't exactly picking the best time to go public. But it looks like it probably won't matter.

CNNMoney: Groupon shares jump 23% as loss narrowsupdated: Tue May 15 2012 08:24:00

Shares of Groupon surged 23% in premarket trading Tuesday after the daily deals company reported narrower losses and better-than-expected sales, giving investors hope that the company can steady its ship.

CNNMoney: Stocks close down 1% on bank, Europe worriesupdated: Mon May 14 2012 16:42:00

All three U.S. stock indexes closed down roughly 1% Monday. Investors sold out of stocks on worries over the political and economic stability of the eurozone and the safety of the U.S. banking sector.

Facebook IPO puts bankers on back footupdated: Sun Apr 29 2012 01:24:00

As Wall Street makes final preparations for the largest technology debut by value in history, it has also faced what some bankers and investors have come to see as a series of snubs from Facebook.

CNNMoney: Light trading ahead for stocksupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 07:49:00

U.S. stocks were poised to open slightly lower Tuesday, with a potentially choppy day of trading ahead on a quiet week for investors.

Facebook sets private market exitupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 05:32:00

Facebook will permanently halt trades of its stock on private secondary markets at the end of this week. The move is to allow the social network to finalise its shareholder list and tighten information pathways leading up to its initial public offering, expected in May.

CNNMoney: Groupon stock plunges on net lossupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 11:04:00

Welcome to the big leagues, Groupon. Shareholders punished the stock after the daily deals site posted a surprise loss for its first quarter as a public company.

CNNMoney: Facebook IPO shrinks private trading marketupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 13:23:00

Facebook has played a big role in the private trading markets that allow eligible investors the chance to snap up shares of hot Internet companies years before they go public.

CNNMoney: Facebook IPO: Morgan Stanley is big winnerupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 17:52:00

If there's a crown jewel in the world of initial public offerings, it's Facebook.

CNNMoney: Facebook: Bankers trade fees for bragging rightsupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 14:44:00

Facebook may be gearing up for one of the biggest initial public offerings ever, but it may get a bargain in at least one part of the deal: bank fees.

CNNMoney: Groupon launches bizarre new feature: Clickyupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 13:39:00

Going public hasn't stopped Groupon from instituting its out of the box marketing campaigns. Check out Groupon's newest feature and you'll find yourself staring into the big brown eyes of Clicky, the Clickable Value-Wheel.

CNNMoney: How to invest in Facebook, Twitter before an IPOupdated: Wed Dec 21 2011 09:47:00

The tech IPO market heated up in 2011 with Groupon, Zynga, LinkedIn and Pandora. But the two biggest names, Facebook and Twitter, remain private with no easy way for investors to buy shares directly.

CNNMoney: Zynga IPO values company at $7 billionupdated: Fri Dec 16 2011 08:06:00

Turns out there's billions to be made from FarmVille cows and crops. Zynga priced its initial public offering at $10 a share late Thursday, a mark that values the gamemaker at about $7 billion.

CNNMoney: Project IPOVille: Michael Kors! Zynga!updated: Wed Dec 14 2011 16:35:00

Groupon, LinkedIn and Pandora may have all plunged from the prices they hit on their first day of trading.

What would a publicly traded Facebook mean to users?updated: Wed Nov 30 2011 10:29:00

If Facebook and Wall Street become friends, will you like it?

CNNMoney: Groupon plunges below IPO priceupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 16:13:00

Today's daily deal: Groupon's stock.

CNNMoney: Groupon stock slumps to near IPO priceupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 16:20:00

This holiday week hasn't been a happy one for Groupon. Its shares took a major hit for two days in a row.

Travel in your inbox: What to watch for with flash sales updated: Fri Nov 18 2011 09:06:00

A quick scroll through the mail on my smartphone yields attractive offers to stay at a Victorian estate on the California coast, check in at a chic New York boutique hotel for less than $125 per night or escape to Tanzania for a six-night safari.

CNNMoney: Early LinkedIn investor dumping $275 million stakeupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 15:54:00

Private equity firm Bain Capital, one of the early investors in the social network LinkedIn, announced that it is dumping its entire stake in the company, which is worth more than $275 million.

CNNMoney: Stocks close dismal week down roughly 2%updated: Fri Nov 04 2011 16:58:00

U.S. stocks stayed under pressure with all major U.S. indexes falling about 2% for the week. Investors remained wary over whether Greece could default on its debt and what that might mean for the global financial system.

CNNMoney: Groupon spikes 31% in IPOupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 16:26:00

Shares of daily deals site Groupon closed at $26.11, roughly 31% above their initial offering price in the public debut of the stock on Friday.

CNNMoney: LinkedIn's earnings and stock price don't connectupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 14:45:00

Everyone is talking about Groupon's IPO today. Even the news stream from Europe was overshadowed for a moment while the second largest U.S. Internet IPO took place.

CNNMoney: Groupon IPO prices at $20 a shareupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 06:07:00

Daily deals site Groupon priced its initial public offering at $20 a share late Thursday, the last step on a rocky journey to its debut.

CNNMoney: Groupon IPO: Not the best daily deal?updated: Thu Nov 03 2011 07:45:00

Groupon is poised to start trading publicly, but the road to an initial public offering for the popular daily deals site has been rocky -- and one that skeptics say is reminiscent of the dot-com bubble.

CNNMoney: SecondMarket raises $15 millionupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 11:29:00

Alternative investing marketplace SecondMarket has raised $15 million -- the latest sign of the healthy demand for private tech companies.

CNNMoney: Groupon dials down its IPO dream takeupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 09:52:00

Groupon is setting its sights lower, reducing how much it hopes to raise in its initial public offering by 28% to $540 million, the daily deals site announced early Friday in a regulatory filing.

Groupon adding gadgets with Groupon Goodsupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 18:14:00

Groupon, always good for a discounted pizza or spa treatment, is adding gadgets and other goods in an e-commerce expansion.

CNNMoney: Groupon's latest accounting revision whacks sales in halfupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 18:30:00

Every time Groupon revises its accounting to strip away another feat of financial gymnastics, the picture grows grimmer.

True confessions of a daily deal addictupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 07:35:00

You've taken the first step, good for you.

CNNMoney: Facebook and Yelp retreat from daily dealsupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 14:14:00

Groupon's success in the daily deals space spawned hundreds of copycat sites and inspired big companies like Google to hawk their coupon services. Skeptics said the near-immediate market saturation meant Groupon's business was easily replicated -- and therefore doomed.

Facebook kills off Groupon competitorupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 09:39:00

Facebook has decided to shut down Facebook Deals, its four-month-old Groupon competitor.

Money Magazine: Avoiding the next dotcom bombupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 16:08:00

Look at how the shares of young tech companies are doing these days, and you might think you've got a bad case of déjà vu.

CNNMoney: Groupon updates IPO filing, admits it's unprofitableupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 14:43:00

When Groupon filed in early June to go public, the daily deals company drew a barrage of criticism for its reliance on an unorthodox accounting practice that masked some of its losses. Bowing to the critics, Groupon amended its IPO filing on Wednesday to strip out the odd metric.

CNNMoney: LinkedIn posts surprise profit as sales doubleupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 17:59:00

Business social network LinkedIn released its first financial results since its initial public offering in May, and reported a surprise profit on sales that beat analysts expectations.

CNNMoney: Twitter lands major new funding roundupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 14:42:00

Twitter has landed a major influx of cash to help it expand: The five-year-old social media company said Monday that it has just wrapped up a "significant" funding round led by venture firm DST Global.

Some small businesses overwhelmed by daily deal rushupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 14:02:00

When the owner of the Hillbrook Inn went looking for ways to boost business, she turned to a new and increasingly popular tool: daily deal sites like LivingSocial and Groupon.

Money Magazine: Best couponing sites and appsupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 10:53:00

Go beyond the scissors and the Sunday paper to save even more. Here are some of the best web sites and smart phone apps for finding coupons and other ways to save.

Money Magazine: Best furniture deals - plus, expert picksupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 05:33:00

"Inventory overhang drove furniture prices down as much as 25% in 2008, but they're going back up," says industry analyst Jerry Epperson of Mann Armistead & Epperson. That's for new pieces, mind you.

Money Magazine: Extreme couponing: Student saves $300 a monthupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 15:06:00

Lauren Liggett, a 22-year-old college student from Carthage, Mo., found herself hooked the moment she saw the pilot episode of the TLC reality show "Extreme Couponing" in December. She began scouring the Internet for couponing websites, bought copies of the Sunday newspaper for the circulars, and headed to the grocery store to shop for her family -- her mom, Joyce, a realtor, and her dad, Larry, a retired IBM engineer who works part-time as a car salesman. The Liggetts are not struggling financially -- they have a low-six-figure income -- but since Lauren lives at home and her parents are paying for college, she wanted to help out. On that first shopping trip, she presented her coupons to the cashier and felt the adrenaline rush of watching her total drop from $263 to $50. "Pretty good for my first time!" she recalls.

Money Magazine: Best deals on food - 2 expert picksupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 12:18:00

Say sayonara to the days of loading up your grocery cart (or your restaurant tab) with cheap eats. Prices of meat, poultry, fish, and eggs have risen nearly 10% over the past year.

Money Magazine: Extreme couponing: Student saves $300 a monthupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 12:07:00

Lauren Liggett, a 22-year-old college student from Carthage, Mo., found herself hooked the moment she saw the pilot episode of the TLC reality show "Extreme Couponing" in December. She began scouring the Internet for couponing websites, bought copies of the Sunday newspaper for the circulars, and headed to the grocery store to shop for her family -- her mom, Joyce, a realtor, and her dad, Larry, a retired IBM engineer who works part-time as a car salesman.

CNNMoney: The banks' billion-dollar ideaupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 17:15:00

Banks have found a new revenue stream -- and this time, it doesn't involve hitting you up with a new fee.

CNNMoney: New daily-deals twist: Request your own discountsupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 09:57:00

There's a new front in the daily-deals battle: The fight to be the first to successfully blow up and reinvent the business model.

CNNMoney: raises $200 millionupdated: Thu Jun 09 2011 11:46:00

Call it "the Groupon effect": Investors are flinging money at sites that help consumers pinch their pennies.

CNNMoney: Zynga IPO coming soonupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 16:19:00

Zynga is preparing for an initial public offering, and a filing could come as early as next week, according to those with knowledge of the company's plans.

CNNMoney: Stocks: Bracing for brutal openupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 09:00:00

U.S. stocks were headed for a sharp sell-off at Friday's open, following a weak report from the government showing a disappointing slowdown in job growth.

CNNMoney: Groupon's IPO filing shows off irreverent sideupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 08:25:00

What do fire dancing classes, gorilla suits, and the unholy sounding "Grouspawn" have in common? They're various quirks touted in Groupon's IPO filing, which offers a lively spin on a usually dry set of regulatory documents.

CNNMoney: Groupon files to raise $750 million in IPOupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 08:19:00

Groupon filed on Thursday to raise as much as $750 million in an initial public offering, revealing a short history filled with skyrocketing sales and steep losses.

Groupon CEO done fretting over copycatsupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 07:50:00

Andrew Mason wanted to show how he's grown since founding and leading Groupon.

Coming soon: Groupon for travel dealsupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 16:23:00

Add weekend getaways to the restaurant deals, yoga classes, cooking lessons and laser treatments Groupon dangles in front of bargain-hungry consumers. The daily deal company is set to roll out travel discounts through a partnership with Expedia.

CNNMoney: Groupon Now begins its national rolloutupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 14:38:00

Groupon Now, a mobile app that connects customers with real-time coupons for retailers in their vicinity, launched in New York and San Francisco on Wednesday, the next phase of a gradual nationwide roll-out.

Confessions of a Grouponaholicupdated: Wed May 25 2011 15:26:00

In his new Opinion piece, LZ Granderson explains why he is a 'Grouponaholic.'

Confessions of a Grouponaholicupdated: Wed May 25 2011 15:26:00

There's a deliciously seductive power to Groupon, isn't there?

CNNMoney: SecondMarket private stock deals decline as rules tightenupdated: Tue May 17 2011 15:19:00

As hot tech companies line up to test the IPO market, trading in restricted, private markets softened last quarter.

CNNMoney: Groupon, Live Nation partner on concert discountsupdated: Mon May 09 2011 12:06:00

Daily deals site Groupon is linking up with the country's largest concert promotor, Live Nation Entertainment.

CNNMoney: Groupon's do-or-die momentupdated: Mon May 09 2011 08:27:00

Groupon is believed to be the fastest growing startup in history, zooming in less than three years from nothing to a staff of 6,000 and annual sales that will reportedly top $3 billion this year.

Facebook paying users 10 cents to watch certain adsupdated: Fri May 06 2011 08:55:00

Facebook on Thursday introduced a program that, in effect, offers consumers a financial incentive to watch ads on the site.

CNNMoney: Groupon pulls ads from Trump siteupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 14:52:00

Guns, abortion and Donald Trump: Three topics so controversial that Groupon doesn't want its brand anywhere near them.

How Facebook Deals differs from Groupon, other coupon sitesupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 13:00:00

The online coupon market has been exploding in the last year or so. Just look at some of the startups offering this service: Groupon, LivingSocial, Scoutmob, OpenTable, zozi, SCVNGR LevelUp, viagogo, Google Offers and many others.

CNNMoney: My terrible Groupon experience (and great LivingSocial deal)updated: Tue Apr 26 2011 09:11:00

Romil Patel is a Chicago-based entrepreneur and investor who writes about the tech industry on his blog, Venture Level.

Google begins testing its daily-deal Groupon cloneupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 09:31:00

Spurned by daily-deal site Groupon, Google is now testing Google Offers, its own service for sending users deeply discounted offers for local businesses, starting with Portland, Oregon.

Google rolls out checkin deals for Latitude nationwideupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 09:17:00

Google Latitude, the search giant's location-sharing mobile app, is launching checkin offers nationwide, giving users the ability to unlock discounts with a handful of launch partners.

Best April Fools' pranksupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 17:32:00

CNN's Phil Han takes a look at some of the best April Fools' Day pranks.

'Motion-controlled' e-mail and other April Fools' Web pranksupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 17:32:00

Search giant Google on Friday debuted a "motion-controlled" e-mail system that lets users write digital messages by moving their bodies instead of typing on keyboards, which Google says are "outdated" and "inefficient."

CNNMoney: Today's daily deal? Who cares.updated: Wed Mar 23 2011 06:07:00

After Gilt Groupies changed the 12 o'clock hour and Groupon made vouchers cool, users may finally be over it all.

Would DeNiro and Cooper take the pill?updated: Mon Mar 21 2011 16:33:00

Robert DeNiro, Bradley Cooper and Abbie Cornish answer your questions about their upcoming film "Limitless."

Money Magazine: Save $50,000: Bundle small savingsupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 10:25:00

You may think you've done it all: You're careful with a buck, don't overindulge, and stash away as much as you can for future goals. But while it may not seem as if there's any more you can comfortably squeeze from your budget, there are ways to save more -- 10 pretty painless ways, in fact, to save $50,000 or more in almost every aspect of your life, from your everyday bills to your taxes and investments.

Groupon's ambitious plan to change how and when we eatupdated: Fri Mar 18 2011 11:25:00

Groupon is fervently preparing for its most ambitious venture yet: the launch of a new mobile application that the company hopes will change when and how society chooses to eat, shop and play.

CNNMoney: Foursquare and its rivals try out Groupon's business modelupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 18:43:00

Location-based social networks Foursquare, Gowalla, and Loopt have collectively raised almost $50 million in funding from investors, and racked up around 13 million users.

Microsoft hopes daily deals make its cash register go 'Bing!'updated: Fri Mar 04 2011 10:00:00

Microsoft has dialed up its competition in the search-engine wars with the introduction of a daily deals facility on Bing.

CNNMoney: No love: Groupon users revolt against FTD dealupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 18:24:00

A day after Groupon offered $20 off of $40 worth of flowers and gifts from FTD, users are calling the deal a scam.

Groupon axes controversial ad campaignupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 11:13:00

Groupon founder Andrew Mason has pulled a series of controversial ads that began running during the Super Bowl, saying "one thing is clear -- our ads offended a lot of people."

Super Bowl ad winners and losersupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 11:13:00

CNN's Jason Carroll reviews advertising's biggest night, with some 30-second spots that made a big impact.

Groupon explains Super Bowl ads, highlights givingupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 06:01:00

After taking 24 hours of online flak for a set of cheeky Super Bowl ads that critics say went too far, Groupon founder Andrew Mason has explained, but not apologized, in a blog post.

Xoom, Groupon and ... Bieber? The Web's Super ad attackupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 15:57:00

Groupon made fun of Tibet. Motorola made fun of Apple.

CNNMoney: Groupon spends big on controversial (tasteless?) Super Bowl spotsupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 12:49:00

It's a battle of the daily deal sites -- and this time it played out on the big screen. Right after Groupon secured a Super Bowl ad, rival site LivingSocial snapped up a pre-game spot.

Super Bowl ad featuring Tibet triggers angry reaction in Chinaupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 12:17:00

The Super Bowl usually comes and goes without much notice in China.

CNNMoney: Groupon buys a Super Bowl adupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 11:08:00

What do you do if you're worth, like, a billion dollars? Try purchasing a Super Bowl ad. Groupon, the breakout online coupon company that recently raised $950 million in funding, just secured an ad spot for Super Bowl XLV.

CNNMoney: Groupon regret? Unload those daily deals on Lifestaupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 16:19:00

Sale sites like Gilt Groupe, Groupon and LivingSocial have turned the work day into a buying bonanza, giving people deep discounts on everything from romantic dinners to helicopter rides. But all those impulse purchases can leave online shoppers with quite a hangover.

Google to launch Groupon competitorupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 11:19:00

Google is preparing to launch Google Offers, the search giant's Groupon competitor, Mashable has learned.

2010: Group coupon business soarsupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 11:19:00

In August 2010, the CEO of discussed the success of the group coupon website.

Group buying: Fad or future Facebook?updated: Fri Jan 07 2011 04:25:00

Group buying websites enjoyed massive growth in 2010 grabbing new customers and the headlines as the sector's biggest player, Groupon turned down a reported $6 billion offer from Google in early December.

CNNMoney: As valuations soar, tech field starts feeling bubblyupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 11:25:00

On any given day at Grey Dog, a small restaurant in downtown New York, you'll find clusters of engineers and entrepreneurs crowded around tiny wooden tables discussing their startups' latest creations.

Facebook privacy settings finally go mobileupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 17:24:00

In response to user complaints about its privacy settings, Facebook in October debuted its privacy dashboard. But you could only use it from a computer.

Why Groupon was smart to spurn Google's $6 billion offerupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 09:29:00

Groupon, the fastest-growing web company on the planet, reportedly turned down a $6 billion buyout offer from Google late last week.

CNNMoney: Groupon walks away from Google takeover talks - reportupdated: Sat Dec 04 2010 07:45:00

After weeks of negotiations about a potential takeover, Groupon appears to have walked away from would-be suitor Google.

CNNMoney: Amazon flings money at Groupon rival LivingSocialupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 19:29:00

Get ready for a clash of titans. As Google negotiates to buy daily-deal website Groupon in what is likely to be its most expensive acquisition ever, swooped in Thursday with a $175 million investment in LivingSocial, Groupon's most successful competitor.

CNNMoney: Sorry, Google -- Groupon would rather sell to Exxonupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 19:22:00

Sure, the fact that it can afford to drop a few billion makes Google an attractive suitor for Groupon, but it's not 30-year-old founder and CEO Andrew Mason's first choice. He'd rather something more offbeat.

CNNMoney: As Google rumors swirl, Groupon goes on buying spreeupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 18:27:00

As speculation about Google's ongoing acquisition discussions with Groupon hits a fever pitch, the daily deals site went out and did a string of acquisitions of its own. Groupon said Wednesday it has acquired Ludic Labs, a San Mateo, Calif., startup that runs a self-service advertising and deals platform for local businesses.

CNNMoney: Stocks set to pull back at the startupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 09:19:00

U.S. stocks are headed for a pull back at the open Tuesday after a weaker reading on the housing market and as investors remain worried about the health of Europe's economy.

Holiday shopping goes mobile, socialupdated: Mon Nov 29 2010 09:36:00

One of our Twitter followers put it best:

Will you sit and surf or dash for deals?updated: Mon Nov 29 2010 09:36:00

CNN's John Sutter and Lisa Respers France duke it out over whether to shop online or hit the mall this holiday season.

Get your holiday shopping act together nowupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 15:38:00

Meredith Barnhill says her favorite part of the holiday season is giving gifts.

CNNMoney: Your city for lessupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 11:15:00

With restaurants, salons and yoga studios from coast to coast using the services of flash-sale websites to offer deep discounts to customers, paying full price seems downright silly.

CNNMoney: Your smartphone will run your lifeupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 10:27:00

Editor's Note: This is part of a five-day series about smartphones and their impact on our lives and culture.

Man tries living on coupons for a yearupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 09:27:00

Imagine living off those random deal-of-the-day coupons that are e-mailed to your inbox. The possibilities are endless. You could ride a hot air balloon, relax at a spa or try that new French restaurant.

Twitter's 'early bird' deals: Flop or fly?updated: Thu Jul 08 2010 12:51:00

Twitter intends to offer special deals and discounts to its users, the company revealed this week. Is this a smart move for the social messaging site, or just an attempt to leap aboard the "online deals" bandwagon?

The new frugal: Tech-savvy coupon clippersupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 08:08:00

Forget about the little old lady digging through her cluttered purse in the supermarket checkout line.

Social media games: Badges or badgering?updated: Tue May 04 2010 10:03:00

Earning badges and climbing a ladder of "levels" used to be the respective domains of Boy Scouts and devoted video gamers. No more: It's officially the hottest craze in social-media marketing to make your customers think they're playing a game.

Group buying: A billion-dollar Web trend?updated: Thu Apr 15 2010 15:05:00

Can we all get a better deal by making purchases together?

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