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Don't cry for Groupon's ex-CEO - he has a $260 million "nest egg" and $228 million in stock

Andrew Mason isn’t leaving Groupon empty handed... One thing is crystal clear already: Mason has a tidy nest egg — roughly $260 million — to spend on whatever tropical island he may hit to nurse his wounds, or to splurge on the fat camp he referenced in a letter to employees.


Groupon Says It Ousted Chief Executive

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason

Struggling online deals pioneer Groupon has ousted its quirky founder and CEO Andrew Mason amid worries that people are tiring of the myriad of online restaurant, spa and Botox deals that Groupon built its business on.


It's suddenly cool to be a cheap date

Cheap Date Night

A lackluster economy plus ubiquitous mobile technology are behind a surprising date-night trend: More than a quarter of people say they’ve used a coupon to pay for a first date. A survey conducted by Harris Interactive for CouponCabin.


Groupon stock caps off a week of lows


Another day, another low for Groupon's stock. The online deals company issued a lackluster quarterly report after the market closed on Monday. Since Tuesday, the stock has hit a new low every day. It fell another 25 cents, or 5 percent, to close Friday at $4.75. Earlier in the day, it hit $4.51. That's down more than three-quarters of its initial public offering price of $20 in November.


With Hungry Academy, LivingSocial aims to build its own techies

In groups of four, the soon-to-be graduates of LivingSocial’s inaugural Hungry Academy stepped in front of their peers last week to present their capstone projects: a fully functional Web site built to help school teachers raise money for classroom projects.


The Money Issue: Coupon Clipping as the Key to Economic Rebirth

Coupon Clipping

When her husband lost his job and the bank began foreclosing on their house, Cathy Yoder turned her coupon habit into a growing business.


SEC Cuts Off Some Aggressive Accounting At Groupon

SEC Cuts Off Some Aggressive Accounting At Groupon

I wrote here at Forbes in May about the dangerous trend of unaudited numbers being used by companies, media, and investors to evaluate the potential of these IPOs... As long as they get their return before the gig is up, who cares what the real story is?


Groupon IPO on hold as SEC questions remain

Groupon is going to wait at least a couple of weeks before launching the final phase of its initial public offering because regulators still have questions for the daily deals website and the stock market is too volatile, a person familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.


Analysis: Groupon growth lures rivals, regulators

Groupon Inc's rapid growth has attracted rivals and regulators, a twin threat to the largest online daily deal company as it gets ready for an initial public offering.


LivingSocial picks BofA, JPMorgan, Deutsche for IPO

LivingSocial picks BofA, JPMorgan, Deutsche for IPO

LivingSocial has picked Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank to lead-underwrite an IPO that could value the daily deals site at $10 billion to $15 billion, two sources with knowledge of the matter said.

Senh: First, Groupon. Now LivingSocial. I see another bubble coming.


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