Groupon class action lawsuit ends in $500,000 settlement

Canadians using Groupon prior to March 8 were sent notice that the $500,000 settlement approval for the class action lawsuit against Groupon Inc. has gone through, giving an estimated 1 million daily deal

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 2nd, 2013 Candice So

TeamBuy and Dealfind set to merge: report

Two Toronto-based group buying Web sites – TeamBuy.ca and Dealfind -  are set to merge, reports the blog of the Canadian Deals Association. The unconfirmed merger marks the consolidation in the group buying

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Group buying more popular with Canadians than Web site ads

Just one-third of Canadians click on an online advertisement at least once a month, while almost two-thirds are aware of group coupon services, according to the 2012 Ipsos Canadian Inter@active Reid Report.The annual

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 7th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Anti-Groupon mobile app TikTok now available in Calgary

Fast rising free deals mobile application TikTok is headed for Calgary. The app which recently rolled out in Vancouver has gathered no less than 20,000 downloads in its first five weeks, according to

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

Sitomic offers digital coupon alternative to Groupon

Has your business been burned by group buying?When the social-based marketing scheme broke out over a couple of years ago, group buying created a lot of buzz. But the trend also resulted in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 8th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

TeamBuy raises $5 million to expand its social buying service

Toronto-based social buying company TeamBuy has closed a $5-million round of financing, it announced today.The proceeds, raised from existing shareholders in the private company,will be used to shore up Teambuy's newly launched servicestargetingshopping

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

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

Google boosts small business offerings with $1.4B acquisition spree

Google has spent more than $1.4 billion on online properties and businesses in the last nine months. The Web has been buzzing about its purchase of the Zagat restaurant review brand, but the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 31st, 2011 Angela West

Mobile Fringe corrals consumers with ‘geo-fence’ deals

Mobile Fringe, a retail mobile app developer, is making you an offer you can't resist – or even escape, once you've opted in. The Toronto company's location based service (LBS) tool Push a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 6th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

‘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

Group deals deluge could lead to

Only a year after Groupon rocketed out of nowhere to become the Internet's hot new thing--spawning hundreds of copycats--the hottest, newest thing is Groupon fatigue. People who complain about too many daily deals

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 16th, 2011 Lisa Greim

Yahoo, AOL Canada battle for Web advertisers

Small businesses advertising on the Web are starting to get more reasons to look beyond Google as Yahoo Canada and AOL Canada ramp up efforts north of the 49th parallel.Both big names that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 10th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Facebook and Google plot to disrupt group buying momentum

With the launch of Facebook Deals in Canada and Google’s addition of location-based check-ins through Latitude, the group buying trend may find itself disrupted just as its hitting its stride. Group buying services

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 2nd, 2011 Brian Jackson