LivingSocial Expands Internationally With Acquisitions in Asia, Middle East

LivingSocial, the second-largest deals provider after Groupon, is now in 21 countries after making three acquisitions. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. LivingSocial acquired Ensogo, which operates sites in Thailand and the Philippines; DealKeren, an Ensogo company based in Indonesia; and GoNabit, which operates in the United Arab Emirates. LivingSocial also has introduced deals in the Netherlands. Groupon operates in at least 43 countries.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work