Heavily Funded Flash-Sale Site Ideeli Is for Sale

Its database of customer emails could be its most valuable asset.
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AOL’s Susan Lyne on Trying to Make Bank With Online Content and More! (Video)

Also, what’s up with Patch?
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Gilt Groupe Eyes Late 2014 IPO — For Real, This Time

The flash-sale pioneer in the U.S. plans to follow in Zulily’s footsteps.
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One Kings Lane to Roll Out Own Labels

One Kings Lane will for the first time roll out a private label of towels and bedding, potentially pitting the online home-goods retailer against the site’s traditional suppliers.

Zulily, Not Gilt Groupe, Will Be the First Deals Site to Go Public Since Groupon

An IPO that the e-commerce industry will be watching closely.
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AOL Hires Associated Content’s Luke Beatty in Key Strategy Role

The reunion of college roommates is on.
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Vente-Privee’s Granjon, Flash Sales Pioneer, on Competing in the U.S.

Flash-sales godfather Jacques-Antoine Granjon says what he means and means what he says.
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News Byte

TripAdvisor Snatches Up GateGuru, an Airport Information App

Online travel review site TripAdvisor today added another acquisition to its portfolio, buying airport info app GateGuru. The app is used by travelers on the day of their flight, providing real-time info such as wait times, gate changes and flight delays. Earlier this year, TripAdvisor bought Jetsetter, Gilt Groupe’s travel-sale site.

23andMe Names Former Gilt Exec Andy Page as President (Video)

The million-DNA march gets some exec help.
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New Gilt Groupe CEO on New Business Ideas, the Flash-Sales Bubble and a Future IPO (Q&A)

Michelle Peluso says Gilt still has significant room to grow. Will the public markets react accordingly?
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Is New York’s Digital Boom Slowing Down?