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LivingSocial: Gautam Thakar Replaces Tim O’Shaughnessy as CEO

Tim O’ShaughnessyLiving Social has been on the lookout for a new chief executive for more than six months. On Tuesday, they finally revealed that they had found someone who happens to be the CEO of Shopping.com and the general manager of eBay’s advertising business, Gautam Thakar.

Thakar was an excellent choice because he has the potential to allow them to grow rapidly after they have been experiencing months of decline. He has a pedigree in e-commerce and digital marketing, which was something that really made appointing him easier than ever.

The former chief…

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Consumers Are Demanding More from Mobile Payments

mobile payments, ecommerce, dailydealmedia.comUsers will not leave home without a list of things, with keys being at the very top, obviously. However, smartphones are rising on the list, even before cash and credit cards. This is why many businesses are trying to make mobile devices a way for them to accept payments and according to PayPal mobile payments is on the rise.

What Various Surveys Reveal

Currently, studies are showing that it varies globally when it comes to mobile payments. For example, 90% of China surveyors take pay from their phone,…

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Gym Closes After Groupon Deal

Groupon LogoWe all are familiar with the Groupon site, which provides users with extravagant deals for a variety of different events, travels, etc. One Houston gym decided that they wanted to get in on the action to get more business. However, the Houston gym, which was offering annual memberships just a few short days ago, has now closed down.

The Groupon members who purchased the gym deal for their prepaid membership that they expected to be able to utilize for one year, at least, are furious. Some members went there to only…

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Meh Launches a Classic Daily Deal Site

Fully funded by over 1400 funders of its Kickstarter campaign, Meh – a daily deals site -  launched today. The founder of Woot – now owned by Amazon – is at the helm, determined to return to the simple one-deal model. A limited number of one particular item will be made available each day at a fantastic price. Once the item has sold out, users will have to wait until the next day to scope out the next deal. This is a return to the days of frantic excitement, rushing…

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nCrowd Merging with TeamBuy?

teambuySources from nCrowd tell us that they are exploring a merger deal with TeamBuy. nCrowd has grown aggressively by acquiring the deal business from Saveology, KGB, Eversave and others. 

Teambuy merged with DealFind and is one of the leading daily deal companies in Canada. 

Stay tuned, more details coming.

 

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Bigcommerce gears up with Hiring Spree and New San Francisco Office

Just over six months after closing a $40m investment round, led by AOL co-founder Steve Case, Bigcommerce is gearing up to significantly expand its product portfolio and commerce platform, which is currently used by over 50,000 businesses in 137 countries around the world.

Bigcommerce co-founder Mitchell Harper said they had been quietly laying the foundations for an accelerated period of growth, but they were now ready to make a slew of announcements —  two marquee hires, the opening of a new San Francisco office and an aggressive move to hire 40 engineers in 60 days.

Harper said: “2013…

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Choosing a Blogging Platform

Once you’ve decided to start a blog, the next major decision you need to make is what platform to use. There are dozens of options, and most of them probably have the same basic functions. However, there are three that have stood out among the rest due to features, options, and popularity. They are WordPress, Blogger, and Tumblr.

WordPress is the most popular of the three. They offer a free version, as well as a premium version that costs up to $99 per year. WordPress offers both a blogging platform and a full content management…

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Choosing the Right Daily Deal Site for Your Needs

7-23-grouponThere are so many daily deal sites out there now; they may all start to look the same. However, there are key differences between many of them that may be more or less appealing to individual shoppers.

Groupon is the most popular daily deal website among consumers. While this news may be discouraging for other daily deal sites, it shouldn’t be surprising. Although they have since expanded the “daily deal” idea; their model is being mimicked by dozens of other companies hoping to cash in on their success.

LivingSocial is generally…

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The Myth Behind Growing Your Daily Deal Subscriber Base

daily deal builderEditor’s note: The following is a guest post by Marc Horne.  Marc is a co-founder of DailyDealBuilder.com, provider of daily deal software, solutions, and sales training.

7 Behaviors to Focus on that are More Important Than Growing your Subscriber Base

I often speak with deal site owners whose primary milestones are based around the size of their subscriber base.  And while it’s true that the size of a daily deal company’s subscriber base most often has a direct correlation with revenues generated, I’m a firm believer that growing your userbase…

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Asia Leads the Mobile App Industry

mobile commerceDistimo, a mobile apps research firm, announced that Asia is the most lucrative market within the mobile app industry. In December 2013, 41% of all mobile app revenue came from Asia. Meanwhile, 31% of revenue came from North America and 23% of revenue came from Europe. While users in North America were some of the earliest adopters, Asian users are turning out to be the faster adopters. Companies have seen an explosion in the mobile usage throughout Asia in 2013. 

When determining these numbers, Distimo examined the revenue of Apple’s App…

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The 2014 Edition of the DDM Daily Deal Publisher Directory is the most comprehensive contact list for daily deal sites, flash retailers, aggregators and individuals operating in the daily deal industry. Each record includes the following: - Company Name - Website - Contact Name - Contact Title - Email - Phone - Address (not all records contain a full mailing address)
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