Paytm-owned Little-Nearbuy has a turnaround plan, but can it stick to the script?

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Last December, digital wallet and e-commerce major Paytm engineered a merger between its floundering investee company Little and ....

9 July, 2018

Voonik appoints ex-Groupon executive as chief data scientist

Disha Sharma

Fashion marketplace Voonik has appointed ex-Groupon executive Himmat Singh Padode as its chief data scientist, the company said ....

12 January, 2017

Ankur Warikoo working on a new script for Nearbuy

Dearton Thomas Hector

An old lady runs through the narrow corridors of a slum, chasing two thieves, who had apparently robbed her bag. Twenty seconds ....

4 November, 2016

Snapdeal hires ex-Groupon exec to lead engineering team for logistics

Disha Sharma

E-commerce marketplace Snapdeal has appointed former Groupon executive Pradeep Desai as its senior vice president (engineering), ....

17 October, 2016

Marketing guru Goutam Challagalla invests in deal discovery app NearU

Arti Singh

Mumbai-based deal discovery startup NearU has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Goutam Challagalla, a professor of ....

23 August, 2016

Groupon revenues rise 23%, volumes up 79% in Q2; moves COO Kal Raman as CEO of Asia-Pacific

Priyanka Sahay

NASDAQ-listed deals & vouchers site Groupon has reported 23 per cent rise in revenues for the second quarter ended June 30, ....

6 August, 2014

Groupon Q3 revenue up 5% to $595M led by North America, buys South Korea's Ticket Monster for $260M


Daily coupon website Groupon Inc's  third-quarter profit beat analysts' estimates as strong growth in North America helped offset ....

8 November, 2013

Groupon India launches affiliate program for partners; what's the deal?

Sonam Gulati

Daily deals site Groupon India has launched an affiliate program to monetise and reward its web partners. The 'Groupon Partner ....

17 October, 2013

Groupon selling tears of joy or onions@Rs 9/kg; what's the deals site up to?

Sonam Gulati

Yes you read it right. We are talking about the very precious onions. While all over the country people are struggling to keep ....

6 September, 2013

Groupon names Lefkofsky as new CEO; meets Q2 revenue estimates with $608.7M


Groupon Inc named co-founder Eric Lefkofsky its chief executive and reported a record quarter for its North American business, ....

8 August, 2013

App Tracker: A look at how Groupon's recently launched Android app fares against counterpart MyDala

Sonam Gulati

We are back again with the next edition of App Tracker and for this week, we bring to you a comparison of the recently launched ....

31 July, 2013

Groupon beats estimates with 8% revenue growth to $601.4M, non-US sales continue to lag in Q1

Rashi Varshney Inc, world's largest online group-buying site which operates in India through its arm, saw global revenues ....

9 May, 2013

Groupon India launches gadget microsite in exclusive partnership with Croma

Sonam Gulati

Groupon India has announced an exclusive partnership with offline electronics retail chain Croma (from the house of Tata) to ....

23 April, 2013

Lack of merchant focus tripped up Indian group buying sites: Groupon India CEO Ankur Warikoo

Vrishank Chandavarkar

Founded by Andrew Mason in 2008, Groupon created a niche as a group buying site. Although copycats jumped in, the early mover ....

26 March, 2013

Our aim is not to become the biggest e-com play, but to dominate in deals: Ankur Warikoo, CEO, Groupon India.

Vrishank Chandavarkar

At a time when most of the 'deals' sites in India forayed into product sales or broad-based e-commerce, Groupon stuck to its ....

18 March, 2013

Just ousted Groupon CEO Andrew Mason was in India three weeks ago, had lunch with team

Sonam Gulati

Just two weeks before he was sacked for the company's perpetual poor performance, Groupon founder and former CEO Andrew Mason ....

7 March, 2013

A trimmer, sharper Groupon seen in the post-Mason era


Groupon Inc under a new chief executive should look a lot trimmer with a sharply reduced international arm, a more focused business ....

4 March, 2013

Groupon fires CEO, Mason admits 'failure' in candid memo


Groupon Inc  fired Andrew Mason as chief executive officer on Thursday, ousting a co-founder who captured headlines with his ....

1 March, 2013

Groupon India has won back 'brand' name but battle for domain name still in court

Sonam Gulati

World's largest group buying site Groupon has recently rebranded its Indian operations for the second time in almost a year – ....

22 November, 2012

Start-ups seek the smart roubles

Charles Clover

In 2002, Russian computer programmer Igor Sysoev began to work on a new program "as a hobby" in his spare time while working for ....

22 November, 2012

Groupon fights for its life as daily deals fade


Groupon and its compatriots in the much-hyped daily deals business were supposed to change the very nature of small-business advertising. ....

12 November, 2012