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Groupon Names Eric Lefkofsky Permanent CEO; Q2 Revenue Beats Street

groupon_tv screensThe Groupon CEO search is over, and the man at the top is a familiar one: co-founder Eric Lefkofsky.

The company announced today that he will man the job permanently, after being named co-CEO along with Ted Leonsis when Andrew Mason was fired. Leonsis has been named chairman.

Groupon’s second-quarter earnings report is in and the company recorded revenue of $609 million, narrowly beating Wall Street’s consensus estimate of $606 million. The company earned two cents per share, excluding stock-based compensation and acquisition-related expenses, which was right in line with what Wall Street analysts were expecting.

The board has also authorized a $300 million share buyback program.

More to come…


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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