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Groupon Buys Social Gifting Startup Plumfare

Groupon is continuing to build out its restaurant-focused services by acquiring social gifting app Plumfare, a Groupon spokesperson confirmed. Plumfare prompts restaurant goers to photograph a drink or food item and then send it to a friend as a symbol of a gift. Plumfare, which launched last year, takes a cut of the transaction when the gift recipient redeems it. VentureBeat first reported the acquisition.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus