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

Buytopia acquires six competitors

Canadian group-buying Web site Buytopia.ca has scooped up six of its rivals during a round of acquisitions spanning the last year. Starting in May 2012, Buytopia began acquiring smaller competitors and it has

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 31st, 2013 Candice So

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

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

Groupon launches mobile payment service

Groupon has come out with its own mobile payment system. That's nothing new in the grand scheme of mobile commerce trends. Whatis different is the cost: Groupon is touting the rates it charges

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 21st, 2012 Christine Wong

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

Groupon relaunches retailer site as waffle shop says it got burned

Groupon has launched a retooled version of GrouponWorks.com, a site to help merchants take full advantage of Groupon offers, marketing programs, case studies, rewards, scheduling, feedback and analytics.Press materials heralding the relaunch include

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Beyond local: How Groupon can boost your e-commerce business

Launched in November 2008, Groupon leverages collective buying power to offer huge discounts, which are the result of partnering with small business owners who offer the deals. The featured deal-and the business offering

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 27th, 2012 Vangie Beal

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

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

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

7 favourite BlackBerry apps for 2011

Navigating an app store can be tricky, with vague descriptions, dubious user reviews, and sometimes buggy apps. We searched for the best apps available.Chat Across IM Services IMO ChatInstant Messenger (free)If you have

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 7th, 2011 Armando Rodriguez and Ginny Mies