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Dylan’s Desk: What it takes to compete with Silicon Valley

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Rumor has it that this Chicago sculpture is filled with VC cash You don’t have to live in Palo Alto to become a software billionaire, though it can help. For decades, people with ideas, programming talent, and the ambition to make their fortune as entrepreneurs have been moving to Silicon...
Dylan’s Desk: What it takes to compete with Silicon Valley

Groupon's First Earnings Call Missed the Mark, But It May Not Matter

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Today in its quarterly earnings call, Groupon reported that it did not meet fourth quarter expectations. The company posted a $43 million loss, or $0.08 cents per share. Despite the loss, Groupon's revenue in the fourth quarter 2011 grew 194% to $506.5 million, up from $172.2 million in the fourth...
Groupon's First Earnings Call Missed the Mark, But It May Not Matter

Andrew Mason’s First Earnings Call: “Stop Sending Me Pole-Dancing Deals”

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Groupon CEO Andrew Mason just finished his first post-IPO earnings calls with Wall Street analysts. (We covered it live and looked at the numbers). “We believe we are on the cusp of a sea change” in behavior, he noted. “We’re about to see what technology can do for local commerce.”...
Andrew Mason’s First Earnings Call: “Stop Sending Me Pole-Dancing Deals”

In letter to stockholders, Groupon CEO explains why he wants to move fast on a bumpy road

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Andrew Mason, co-founder and CEO of Groupon, says the company wants to build an ‘Operating System for Local Commerce’ in a letter to stockholders that was just filed with the SEC and published on the Groupon blog. Mason reiterated that, in 2011, Groupon sold more than 170 million Groupons to...
In letter to stockholders, Groupon CEO explains why he wants to move fast on a bumpy road

Beyond The Daily Deal: Groupon’s 170M Deals And 33M Users; Aims To Be ‘The OS For Local Commerce’

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Groupon’s CEO Andrew Mason today posted a letter to shareholders with some updated figures on how the company is doing, and a more specific outline of what Groupon plans to do to to move beyond daily deals: ”To become the operating system for local commerce.” The move is a significant one...
Beyond The Daily Deal: Groupon’s 170M Deals And 33M Users; Aims To Be ‘The OS For Local Commerce’

Andrew Mason Chugs Beer At All-Hands Meeting And Then Tells Groupon It Needs To Grow Up (GRPN)

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Groupon held an all-hands meeting yesterday to talk about how the company has made an ass of itself since it went public, with the latest embarrassment being a restatement of its first quarterly results. The message from the company's 31-year old CEO Andrew Mason: We need to grow up. (Specifically,...
Andrew Mason Chugs Beer At All-Hands Meeting And Then Tells Groupon It Needs To Grow Up (GRPN)

Groupon investors watch closely as firm posts first results as public company

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Online coupon company will hold its first earnings call since going public last November in the biggest IPO since GoogleThe past two years have been a wild ride for Groupon, and on Wednesday's earnings call the online disount company faces its biggest test to date as investors get their first...
Groupon investors watch closely as firm posts first results as public company

Why the SEC quiet period needs to change

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Despite the public perception, the SEC quiet period isn’t a great boon for reporters and analysts. I hate that some companies use the vague quiet period rules to duck important questions about their business. But more importantly, I hate the feeling of unfairness. My goal isn’t to beat up on...
Why the SEC quiet period needs to change

Groupon loss disappoints Wall Street

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Website had been expected to return to profit, but posted a £27m fourth-quarter loss in its first set of resultsGroupon, the daily deals website, has disappointed Wall Street expectations of a return to profit by reporting a $43m (£27m) fourth-quarter loss in its first set of results since joining the...
Groupon loss disappoints Wall Street

Here We Go: Groupon Hit With First Shareholder Suit Over Accounting Shenanigans

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Daily deal site Groupon is fast clinching its reputation as the bad boy of the IPO circuit. Less than four months after going public, Groupon is already facing an SEC probe – and now its new shareholders are suing it for gimmicky accounting practices. In the first of what is...
Here We Go: Groupon Hit With First Shareholder Suit Over Accounting Shenanigans

Groupon CEO: Company Must Grow Up

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Groupon CEO Andrew Mason told the company's employees that the daily-deals site needs to grow up—right after he apologized for drinking too much beer....
Groupon CEO: Company Must Grow Up

Groupon's Mason on Strategy, Investment and (Finally) a Way to Stop Those Pole-Dancing Offers

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Groupon’s CEO Andrew Mason is known for his sense of humor, but during the company’s first earnings call today, it was all business. Of course you knew at least a little bit would slip through. In response to an analyst who asked about the company’s ability to tailor deals to...
Groupon's Mason on Strategy, Investment and (Finally) a Way to Stop Those Pole-Dancing Offers

EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Marc Andreessen Tells Us What He Thinks Of New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer (YHOO, GOOG)

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In a dramatic and surprising move, Yahoo just hired famous Google VP Marissa Mayer to be its CEO. So what does the Silicon Valley cognoscenti think? To find out, we asked with Marc Andreessen. Marc Andreessen is the Netscape cofounder who is now a Valley kingmaker at top VC firm...
EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Marc Andreessen Tells Us What He Thinks Of New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer (YHOO, GOOG)

Groupon CEO tells employees the site needs to grow up

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Andrew Mason says daily deals site has no margin for error, while blaming "too much beer" for difficulty speaking. [Read more]...
Groupon CEO tells employees the site needs to grow up
Groupon Exposes Customer Emails In Google Results…Again

Groupon CEO Tells Employees To Grow Up -- After Saying Sorry For Drinking Too Much Beer

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Groupon's CEO Andrew Mason is an interesting guy who hasn't always made the most mature decisions. But Mason is trying to instill a new, grown-up environment at Groupon. On Wednesday, he held an hour-long meeting for employees during which he told his staff they have "no margin for error." According...
Groupon CEO Tells Employees To Grow Up -- After Saying Sorry For Drinking Too Much Beer

Here Are Three Mysteries Square And Starbucks Just Solves For Us

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We freely admit that we obsess over Square, the innovative San Francisco-based payments startup. Now it has joined up with another object of our fascination: Starbucks, whose payments and e-commerce ambitions are poorly understood but just took a major step forward with its agreement to invest $25 million in Square....
Here Are Three Mysteries Square And Starbucks Just Solves For Us

Hard To See How Howard Schultz Quitting Groupon's Board Is Anything But Lousy

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Groupon's stock continued its implosion yesterday, as two high-profile board members quit the board. Howard Schultz of Starbucks and Kevin Efrusy of investor Accel Partners bolted. Groupon replaced them with financial types from American Express and Deloitte. Although the moves were spun as "adding financial experts to the board," the...
Hard To See How Howard Schultz Quitting Groupon's Board Is Anything But Lousy

Groupon will open its new international HQ in Berlin next week, for more than 1,000 employees

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These are tough times for Groupon, with a nose-diving share price and some even contemplating its demise. But the crisis-hit mega-startup, which was founded in 2008 and is now worth billions, is refusing to capitulate, pressing on with its expansion plans. And that spells good news for Berlin – the...
Groupon will open its new international HQ in Berlin next week, for more than 1,000 employees

Groupon reports Q1 earnings: Revenues of $559.3 million – Shares soar in after hours trading

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Today Groupon released its first quarter earnings, marking the second time that it has done so since its initial public offering. The company had revenues of$559.3 million and earnings per share of $0.02 (non-GAAP). On a GAAP basis, the company lost $0.02 per share. Here’s what analysts, according to Bloomberg,...
Groupon reports Q1 earnings: Revenues of $559.3 million – Shares soar in after hours trading
Why Groupon Now won’t work

Groupon Finds A New Executive To Handle PR (GRPN)

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Groupon is filling the communications hole in its executive ranks, hiring long-time public-relations executive Paul Taaffe, Bloomberg's Douglas MacMillan reports. Taaffe is taking over for Bradford Williams who left Groupon at the end of August. He was on the job for just two months. He didn't get along with...
Groupon Finds A New Executive To Handle PR (GRPN)
Groupon’s Andrew Mason: We want to be “the OS for local commerce”
New Groupon lawsuit targets execs, seeks board seats for shareholders

Are LivingSocial and Google Offers as bad as Groupon?

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People frequently ask me about how LivingSocial and Google Offers are different from Groupon. In many ways, they are the same. Any model that gives businesses cash early on in exchange for a promise of service to be delivered later is a financing business, not a marketing business. I use...
Are LivingSocial and Google Offers as bad as Groupon?
Why Andrew Mason is still wrong about Groupon’s prospects

Desperate To Reverse Negative Momentum, Andrew Mason Explains His Long Term Vision For Groupon (GRPN)

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Groupon CEO and cofounder Andrew Mason just released a letter to shareholders outlining a long-term vision for the company that goes well beyond the daily emails it is known for. He's trying to reverse some seriously negative momentum. Way back in 2010, Groupon rejected a $5.75 billion acquisition offer from...
Desperate To Reverse Negative Momentum, Andrew Mason Explains His Long Term Vision For Groupon (GRPN)

UH-OH: The SEC Is Looking Closely At Groupon, Says Report (GRPN)

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The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into why Groupon revised its first quarterly earnings report as a public company, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Groupon made the revision on Friday after market close, when the company discovered that a higher number of customers than...
UH-OH: The SEC Is Looking Closely At Groupon, Says Report (GRPN)

Groupon slumps to lowest price ever

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Shares in online deals site drop below half IPO price, following downward trend set by Facebook and BlackBerry's RIMGroupon, the online deals site, hit a new bargain basement price on Monday, falling below $6bn (£4bn), the price Google offered for the company in 2010.The Chicago-based firm was once described as...
Groupon slumps to lowest price ever

As It Expands Internationally, Groupon Shakes Up Management, Hires New Head Of Latin America

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Since its big IPO last year, Groupon has been picking up the pace of international expansion. Today, for example, we were tipped an email written by Groupon Co-founder and CEO Andrew Mason to Groupon employees, which announced some big changes to international management, specifically in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and...
As It Expands Internationally, Groupon Shakes Up Management, Hires New Head Of Latin America
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