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Musical Acts Welcome the Chance to Sell Tickets on Groupon - Posted September 12, 2014
The Source. #Power30 #SOURCE360 http://t.co/uMK15e412M pic.twitter.com/LUVKMSFLLs -- We Dem Boyz (@wizkhalifa) September 12, 2014   With the music industry focused le... [AgencySpy]

Why Did FWD.us Add A CTO? - Posted November 15, 2013
Former Bebo Vice President of Engineering and current ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter IPO | Groupon Acquisition - Posted November 8, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

LivingSocial Kills Events Business, Lays Off Staff - Posted July 16, 2013
The bleeding continued today at daily deals platform LivingSocial, as the Washington, D.C.-based company closed down its New York office and 86ed it... [AllFacebook]

LivingSocial Kills Events Business, Lays Off Staff - Posted July 16, 2013
The bleeding continued today at daily deals platform LivingSocial, as the Washington, D.C.-based company closed down its New York office and 86ed it... [SocialTimes.com]

LivingSocial Hacked; 50 Million Users Affected - Posted April 26, 2013
The daily deals service LivingSocial has been hacked and will begin sending notifications out to users this afternoon. Fifty million of the company's 70 million users were affected. Only users in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines are free of risk, since the company uses different storage systems in those countries. "LivingSocial recently experienced... [AllFacebook]

LivingSocial Co-Founder Aaron Batalion Goes It Alone - Posted March 29, 2013
LivingSocial co-founder and chief technical officer Aaron Batalion will leave the company, he said today on his blog. Batalion indicated he is not leaving to take another job. "After much soul searching, I have decided to leave LivingSocial to pursue s... [SocialTimes.com]

MessageMe Debuts Its Take on Multimedia Messaging - Posted March 8, 2013
MessageMe, a multimedia messaging app from the team behind Lolapps, launched yesterday to kudos among investors and users on Twitter. The app, available for iOS or Android, allows users to import images, music and videos. Th... [SocialTimes.com]

LivingSocial Secures Much Needed Funding - Posted February 20, 2013
LivingSocial has raised $110 million in additional funding from existing investors, according to a ... [SocialTimes.com]

Ampush Details Successful Facebook Marketing Campaign For LivingSocial - Posted February 14, 2013
Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer a... [AllFacebook]

Weird Interview Questions from Tech Companies - Posted January 23, 2013
Out of all the bizarre interview questions that came out of Glassdoor.com's list of "Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions for 2013," som... [SocialTimes.com]

Cute Animal Pics and Daily Deals, Together at Last - Posted January 10, 2013
Designed for people who have more social networks than they know what to do with, CHNL is a media aggregator that puts all your friends' article links, cat videos, etc. from different social sites onto one page. Today, the company has announced a new integration with daily dea... [SocialTimes.com]

LivingSocial Lays Off 10 Percent of Its Workforce - Posted November 29, 2012
Daily deal site LivingSocial is laying off 400 employees, or 10 percent of its global workforce, CNNMoney has confirmed. The sales, customer service, and editorial teams are taking the hardest hit, wit... [SocialTimes.com]

The PR Dangers of Automated Messaging - Posted November 8, 2012
We can understand why the Romney/Ryan campaign might forget to cancel the obviously automated publication of its official victory website after Tuesday's election. In this case, the team... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Google+ Liked | LivingSocial | HootSuite Autoschedule - Posted July 18, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Top 5 Television Ads for Social Media Sites - Posted June 11, 2012
On Sunday, Twitter aired its first-ever television commercial during the 2012 Pocono 400 NASCAR race. It was a first for Twitter, but not a first for social media. Other sites, including Groupon, LivingSocial, and Google+ have also put their money on big-ticket ads during major television events. 5. Twitter's commercial features professional... [SocialTimes.com]

Will You Order Pizza on LivingSocial? - Posted April 27, 2012
LivingSocial.com is bringing the deals right to your doorstep. Bloomberg reports that the company has acquired ON... [SocialTimes.com]

Zuckerberg in Japan | LivingSocial Takes on Takeout | Draw Something Scam - Posted March 30, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

People on LivingSocial Prefer Whole Foods To McD's - Posted December 1, 2011
LivingSocial offered a sweet deal for McDonald's fans today: $13 for five Big Macs and five large fries, a 50 percent discount. The idea is not that one should consume all this food themselves (although you can since the vouchers can be spread across multiple visits), but that it should... [PRNewser]

LivingSocial, Whole Foods Score Big with Today's Deal - Posted September 13, 2011
Daily deals are a dime a dozen these days, but get the right brand to sign on, and you've got a PR win. Today on LivingSocial, spend $10 and you get a $20 Whole Foods gift card. And five percent of th... [PRNewser]

Elevator Pitch: Is Yipit the Next Big Thing? [Video] - Posted August 12, 2011
In the latest episode of MediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Meckler sizes up ... [SocialTimes.com]

Elevator Pitch: Is Yipit the Next Big Thing? - Posted August 11, 2011
In the latest episode of MediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Meckler sizes up ... [PRNewser]

Elevator Pitch: Is Yipit the Next Big Thing? - Posted August 11, 2011
In the latest episode of MediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Meckler sizes up ... [TVNewser]

Elevator Pitch: Is Yipit the Next Big Thing? - Posted August 11, 2011
In the latest episode of MediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Meckler sizes up ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Elevator Pitch: Is Yipit the Next Big Thing? - Posted August 11, 2011
In the latest episode of MediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Meckler sizes up ... [FishbowlNY]

Elevator Pitch: Is Yipit the Next Big Thing? - Posted August 11, 2011
In the latest episode of MediabistroTV's Elevator Pitch, host Alan Meckler sizes... [FishbowlLA]

Twitter and Others to Block Shareholders from SharesPost and SecondMarket - Posted August 8, 2011
Have you been following the action on SharesPost and SecondMarket? These exchanges for private company stock have attracted a hefty amount of attention, as they've given s... [SocialTimes.com]

BIG MONEY: Social Media and Consumer Web Dominate SecondMarket Action - Posted July 27, 2011
Where is all the money going? Well, it's easy to find out on SecondMarket these days. The New York-based marketplace for private company stock has just released its second-quarter/first-half results. To check out the infographics from the SecondMarket report, take a look at the slideshow immediately below. Then, dig deeper into... [SocialTimes.com]

Is LivingSocial Talking to Bankers About an IPO? - Posted June 30, 2011
Groupon isn't the only social deals company looking to move from Main Street to Wall Street. According to Reuters, LivingSocial is getting ready to make the plunge into pu... [SocialTimes.com]

4 Pre-IPO Companies with White-Hot Valuations According to SharesPost Activity - Posted June 7, 2011
Once upon a time, a moistened finger was raised into the air ... and the result was private company valuation. Much has changed since then, of course, and the advent of private company trading environments -such as ... [SocialTimes.com]

23 Million Americans Bought From Online Deal Sites - Posted April 22, 2011
In the past year, 23 million Americans or 10 percent of the adult population purchased a coupon from an online site such as Groupon or LivingSocial, according to a survey conducted for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants by Harris Interactive. The results reflect the beginning of ... [SocialTimes.com]

Two-Thirds of the U.S. Consumers Download Coupons - Posted April 12, 2011
More than two-thirds of U.S. consumers say they have downloaded a printable coupon from a Web site, according to a new report from marketing research firm Morpace. While printable online coupons have been part of retailers' incentive strategies for a few years,... [SocialTimes.com]

BI Survey Finds Consumers Really Like Discounts - Posted March 22, 2011
Business Insider has done a survey of consumers' Groupon-ing habits, finding that 72 percent of the people using Groupon are also using ... [PRNewser]

Top Three Takeaways from Brandhackers Social Commerce Panel - Posted March 2, 2011
Monday night's Brandhackers happy hour meetup brought together an audience of entrepreneurs and business owners for a talk on using 'deal-of-the-day' social technologies to build and retain a strong, targeted customer base. Panelists from Scoopst, ScoutMob... [PRNewser]

Examiner.com Adds LivingSocial Daily Deals - Posted February 9, 2011
Local news network Examiner.com will jump into the daily-deal fray by partnering with ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

LivingSocial Opens in Nine New U.S. Markets - Posted January 13, 2011
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