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.
Every U.S. company with more than 100 employees is required to file a one-page form each year with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, an independent federal agency. Called the EEO-1, the form categorizes each company's U.S. workers by their self-identified race and gender.
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.
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.
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.
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, Amazon.com swooped in Thursday with a $175 million investment in LivingSocial, Groupon's most successful competitor.
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?