With Search-Heavy Redesign, Groupon Starts Acting Like a Deals Marketplace

Another move away from a reliance on daily-email marketing.
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Groupon Wants to Be Costco, Not Amazon, CEO Says

Eric Lefkofsky wants the Goods business to be a curated selection of discounted products.
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Groupon Has More “Speed … Care … Focus” Under Lefkofsky, Ted Leonsis Says

The CEO search never left the building.
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Groupon Names Eric Lefkofsky Permanent CEO; Q2 Revenue Beats Street

A big day for the original daily-deals company.
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Is Groupon Goods a Daily-Deal Savior or a Low-Margin Distraction?

Analysts will be looking for this answer and more when the CEO-less deals company reports second-quarter earnings later.
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Groupon CEO: “I Was Fired Today.”

“After four and a half intense and wonderful years as CEO of Groupon, I’ve decided that I’d like to spend more time with my family. Just kidding — I was fired today.”
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Boardroom Blitz: The Four Things That Could Happen at Groupon

And the man at the back said everyone attack and it turned into a ballroom blitz. And the girl in the corner said boy, I wanna warn ya, it’ll turn into a ballroom blitz.
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Groupon’s Andrew Mason: Of Course My Board Is Discussing Replacing Me. But I Want to Stay.

A live interview with the CEO of the daily deals pioneer. First question: How much longer will he be CEO?
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Exclusive: Is Andrew Mason on the Bubble as CEO of Groupon?

Is a boardroom showdown looming for the troubled daily deals company and its affable co-founder?
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Frank & Oak Raises $5 Million for Second Attempt at Men’s Clothing Site

Frank & Oak, an online membership site for men that offers a selection of clothes every month, has raised $5 million. The first round was led by Lightbank, the VC firm started by Groupon co-founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell. Other investors include BDM, Rho Ventures Canada and Real Ventures. The business derives from a now-defunct company called Modasuite, which was started two years ago and provided custom clothing for men.