TeamBuy and Dealfind near bailout acquisition while merchants seek answers

The largest Canadian-owned daily deals site is looking to finalize its acquisition by an Atlanta-based firm after filing for a legal and financial restructuring process, according to legal documents from MNP Ltd. Meanwhile, some

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 16th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Canada’s deals eco-system map released

Since Groupon brought us the daily deals phenomenon in 2008, it seems like the business has grown in a thousand different directions. There are now daily deals sites just for restaurants, just for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 5th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Starbucks

When it comes to the “daily deals” market in Canada, companies such as Groupon, Teambuy and Wagjag lead the way. But the success of a recent promo by a relatively smaller player on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 22nd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

OpenCal on life after Groupon acquisition

The way Simon Vallee and Arash Shiva describe it, it was almost a relief when Groupon Inc. bought the online appointment booking business they'd spent three years bootstrapping into a viable business located

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Groupon Scheduler: Web bookings made free for businesses

When Anthony Raso opened his new Toronto-based garage at the beginning of last winter, he leaned on Groupon's reach to advertise his business – and he was having trouble keeping up with the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Video Rewind: Restaurant boosts awareness with Groupon

After an initial group buying craze in Canada, things have cooled off for the industry a bit, but many businesses are still using the services to attract new customers.Many businesses running successful daily

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 31st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Group Buying: how your daily deal could succeed

Is group buying still a thing?The fad that Groupon started in 2008 inspired a flock of fast followers also getting in on the so-called daily deals business and soon enough inboxes everywhere were

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 31st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Mobile booming like early days of search, Google Canada chief says

Mobile growth is expanding just as fast as search in its early days, and entrepreneurs should be taking advantage of that to build startups that can address small business pain, according to the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 19th, 2011 Martin Studzinski

‘Daily deals’ portals face survival of the fittest crunch time

The rise of daily deals aggregator Web sites is helping bargain hunters find sweet deals online, but the outlook for many of those sites will sour over the next year, analysts warn. Inspired

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 30th, 2011 Christine Wong