BuyWithMe Expands in San Francisco With Purchase of Groop Swoop

BuyWithMe continued its shopping spree today, picking up Groop Swoop, a group buying and social commerce company, in San Francisco. Previously, the New York-based deals company had purchased DealADayOnline in Chicago and LocalTwist in Seattle. BuyWithMe operates in 13 U.S. cities and wants to double that by year’s end.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald