Kara Swisher

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The Death-Stare Stylings of Groupon’s Andrew Mason: The Full D9 Interview (Video)

It is indeed true that when he did not want to answer any question I posed, Groupon CEO and co-founder Andrew Mason stared at me in hopes that laser beams would come out of his eyeballs.

They didn’t, but that does not mean it’s not worth watching his attempt.

In fact, if you want to get a good idea of the shaggy, goofy and unique personality of Groupon, this interview with Mason at the ninth D: All Things Digital earlier this month should provide some insight about the social buying phenom.

How it navigates its upcoming IPO and deals with competitors such as Google going forward are some of the many topics I covered with Mason in the video below:


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