The top tech-related commercials from Super Bowl LII

Published on: February 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Groupon reaches 1 billion sales: A brief and profitable, but tumultuous timeline

Groupon recently announced the sale of its one billionth promotion - an $11 for $20 coupon from Peters, Missouri-based Italian restaurant Pirrone’s Pizzeria, which received $10,000 USD for the honour. (The purchaser, naturally

Published on: March 16th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

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

Published on: September 16th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Canadian ‘daily deals’ association resists recommendations to set industry standards

The recommendation of a government-funded study that Canadian deals websites form an industry body to create a common set of standards for issues such as refunds and expiry dates isn't necessary, according to

Published on: April 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

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

Published on: December 2nd, 2013 Candice So

Buytopia acquires six competitors

Canadian group-buying Web site 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

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

Published on: March 5th, 2013 Brian Jackson


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

Published on: January 22nd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

TeamBuy and Dealfind set to merge: report

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

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

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

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, 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

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

Published on: June 27th, 2012 Vangie Beal