LivingSocial Discloses $143 Million in Recent Acquisitions

LivingSocial, the second-largest daily deals operator in the U.S., has disclosed that it spent $143 million on recent acquisitions. According to a filing with the SEC, the offering was made in connection to a “business combination transaction, such as a merger, acquisition or exchange offer.” The bulk of the offering, which was likely a combination of cash and stock, is from the recent acquisition of South Korea’s Ticket Monster.


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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.

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