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Wishpot jumps into the very crowded arena of travel deals

Wishpot faces no shortage of competition with its new daily deal service for travel. After all, in the past few months Groupon and Expedia have launched a new daily deal offering, and upstarts like Seattle-based Off & Away have expanded into deals for hotel rooms. Nonetheless, Wishpot — led by CEO Max Ciccotosto — is looking… Read More

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Zulily’s Mark Vadon: ‘This is more QVC than Amazon’

I’ve been absolutely fascinated by the meteoric rise of Zulily, the Seattle daily deal site which now boasts more than four million members who turn to it every day to get discounts on baby gear, kids’ clothing and maternity wear. But is a Zulily a fast-growing technology company or just a flash in the pan?… Read More

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Here are the problems facing Groupon and Living Social: Scale, repeat customers and targeting

Are Groupon and Living Social the next great things in online advertising? Or, are they just a flash in the pan? That was the fascinating debate which broke out earlier this week at the Mobile Future Forward conference in Seattle where panelists debated the challenges in front of the fast-growing daily deal businesses. RealNetworks chairman Rob… Read More

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Amazon integrates AmazonLocal deals service into Kindle

Would you like a deal on ice cream along with your daily read? That’s one of the questions Amazon.com’s Kindle will be asking its users as the company brings AmazonLocal to its popular e-reader — integrating the deals service into the discounted “Kindle with Special Offers” devices that the company launched earlier this year. Amazon announced the… Read More

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AmazonLocal deals hit NYC: Now in 30 locations, 10 states

Amazon.com is quickly becoming a sizable player in the booming and competitive market for local deals. The company announced this morning that its AmazonLocal deals marketplace will be expanding into New York City in the coming weeks, offering special offers from merchants in Downtown, Midtown, Uptown, and Brooklyn. Examples of deals to be offered in… Read More

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Kindle Daily Deal: Amazon debuts e-book discounts

Amazon.com this morning debuted a new e-book discount program, Kindle Daily Deal, that will offer one Kindle book each day at a specially discounted price. Depending on the quality of the selected titles, this promises to be highly interesting for voracious readers or deal hounds, or people who are some combination of the two. The… Read More

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Daily deal site Zulily raises $43 million at huge valuation of more than $700 million

Plopped in the middle of Zulily’s Seattle office is a colorful cardboard rocket ship marking the entrance to the company’s HR and recruiting department. It’s a popular destination. The daily deal site for baby and children’s products has already outgrown three office buildings and mushroomed from two co-founders to 240 employees since it was founded… Read More

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With ex-Yahoo execs at the helm, ChoozOn raises $3.2 million to help sort through daily deal clutter

ChoozOn, the Bellevue company that helps consumers sort through the clutter of daily deals, has raised a $3.2 million first round of financing. Investors include Michael Orsak of Worldview Technology Partners and James Brown of AVG Ventures, both of whom have joined the board. We wrote about the company — led by Usama Fayyad, Nick Weir… Read More

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Off & Away unfurls daily deal service for hotel rooms

Off & Away has quietly rolled out a new private sale service that allows its users to sign up for daily deals on luxury hotel rooms, earning discounts of as much as 50 percent. The Seattle online travel startup kicked off the new offering on Tuesday, complementing the online hotel auction service that it unveiled… Read More

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Is Portland the new Peoria? Google Offers arrives at Floyd’s

For years, marketers wondered how their products or services would play in Peoria. Now, is Portland becoming that marketing hotspot for the digital generation? Google thinks so, choosing the Rose City for the roll out of its new Google Offers daily deal service. “There’s no end to the city’s great restaurants, coffee shops, hot spots… Read More

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Tippr buys DealPop social buying site from WhitePages

Tippr, the group buying technology company, has acquired the social buying website DealPop from WhitePages. The deal was was announced by the two Seattle-based companies this morning. Tippr says it will strengthen its sales force by bringing DealPop aboard, and also add a technical team experienced in the infrastructure for group-buying technology. Financial terms weren’t… Read More