23 hrs ago
Report predicts LivingSocial, as a brand, will die in 2014
LivingSocial Inc. - as a brand, at least - "does not stand a chance" and is going to vanish in 2014, or so predicts 24/7 Wall St.
LivingSocial Backyard Festival (Aerosmith, Joan Jett and more) hits NYC in July
This summer, LivingSocial, a website which focuses on helping people to discover shopping, dining and family entertainment deals in their own cities, will be bringing their Backyard Festival to Randall's Island on July 13th.
Earnings Review: Looking For Positives In Amazon, eBay And Groupon
The e-commerce behemoth Amazon has recently reported its earnings in which it missed the revenues estimates but easily beat the earnings expectations, which were already very low.
Sun May 19, 2013
Cybercrime occurring 18 times every second adds up to big losses: Sunday's Numbers
Federal authorities say a gang of cyber-criminals recently stole $45 million in a matter of hours by hacking their way into a database of prepaid debit cards and then draining cash machines around the globe.
Fri May 17, 2013
Friday tech newsloaf: LivingSocial's guns, Grotech's funds
D.C. Tech this week, as much as any other, was a national story, either because it drew the attention of national press or because its actors are traipsing around the country, or both: - Grotech bucked the sad, sad national VC fundraising trends by raising a $225 million fund.
Why Groupon and other social coupons are unethical in healthcare
In addition to the possible legal pitfalls of advertising on Groupon-type websites, there are also ethical and practice management concerns to be weighed by healthcare practitioners before agreeing to such arrangements.
Thu May 16, 2013
MasterCard Expands MasterPass Merchant Acceptance
Over on MasterCard's Cashless Conversations blog , Ken Moy writes about the recent additions of BK Delivers, LivingSocial and Rakuten.com to the list of merchants now accepting MasterPass .
Grotech looks to Colorado again with its $225M fund
Grotech Ventures , based outside Washington, D.C., has raised a new $225 million fund to invest in early-stage technology companies - and that's good for Denver-area startups.
Where Will Capital Fringe Move, and What Will It Become?
At the close of last year's Capital Fringe festival, Executive Director Julianne Brienza was saying what had always seemed inevitable: Fringe's time in Mount Vernon Square was running out.
Wed May 15, 2013
Mandy Cole out as LivingSocial sales chief
Mandy Cole, LivingSocial Inc.'s longtime sales chief, departed the D.C.-based deals giant this month for a new gig at Stella & Dot.
Tue May 14, 2013
Report: LivingSocial expands to Bali
LivingSocial's Indonesia operation is expanding into Bali, the Jakarta Post reports.
Mon May 13, 2013
Silicon Alley Insider
LivingSocial's 'Pistol Instruction & Tequila Tasting' Deals Draw Protests
Gun control advocacy groups CREDO Action and The Gun Truth Project have released a report criticizing LivingSocial 's refusal to ban deals from its site that combine gun use and alcohol.
No, LivingSocial is not mixing guns and booze
A flurry of three press releases hit my inbox Monday from liberal San Francisco-based advocacy group CREDO, each linking to a report blasting LivingSocial's various shootin' and drinkin' events, and each implying that the two activities happen at the same time .
The Charlotte Observer
Venture capital firm wants to back Charlotte startups
One of LivingSocial's first investors was Don Rainey of venture capital firm Grotech Ventures.
Grotech has $225M new reasons for startups to pay attention
It's a strategy that's worked well enough for his Vienna, Virginia-based venture capital firm, Grotech Ventures , that it's been able to raise $225 million from limited partners for its latest, oversubscribed, investment fund.
Grotech Ventures Raises $225M For Eighth Fund
Leena Rao is currently a Senior Editor for TechCrunch. She recently finished graduate school at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where she studied business journalism and videography.
Sun May 12, 2013
Case: Double down on entrepreneurship
Steve Case, founder of AOL, warned nearly 6,000 UNC graduates Sunday that America cannot afford to rest on its laurels if it wants to continue to be the world's economic leader.
The Washington Post
Venga on a path to growth
Several desks in Venga's single-suite headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue NW have yet to be filled.
Fri May 10, 2013
With Aerosmith, LivingSocial doubles down on events business
If there was any doubt that daily deals rivals LivingSocial Inc. and Groupon Inc.
Thu May 09, 2013
Is 'not so down' the new up in daily deals?
Groupon yesterday reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and trimmed its losses for the first quarter as compared to a year ago.