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Startup Spotlight: Dreams, Special Needs Toy and Tracking Mentions

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Summer is the perfect time to play a game of basketball. This week, we found technology that keeps your head in the game and tracks your movement on court, an application that finds and tracks news about your business, an interactive robot designed for…


How to Use Coupons to Create Revenue For Your Ecommerce Business

By | Aug 15, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Many small business owners are intimidated by coupons. People often think of them as another complicated element to an already elaborate business. However, the benefits are well-documented and missing out on potential ecommerce revenue because you’re afraid of a little complication is one of the worst decisions…

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Slyce Acquires Mobile Coupon App SnipSnap for $6.5M

By | Jan 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Today, the Toronto, Canada-based Slyce – the retail visual search platform empowering mobile apps such as Neiman Marcus’s image recognition shopping app –  has announced its acquisition of the Philadelphia, PA-based mobile couponing company SnipSnap. The acquisition is valued at $6.5 million and is a combination of…


Making the Most Out of the Internet: Saving Money with Online Coupons

By | Aug 26, 2014 at 7:35 pm

Although the internet has not been a prominent part of global culture for a particularly long time, throughout the last decade, it has emerged as an essential part of our daily lives. Through the internet, we can research, reconnect with people, find new information,…



Savor Makes Online Shopping Even Easier With Their New Coupon Platform

By | Feb 12, 2014 at 7:29 pm

Online shoppers rejoice, because today announced the launch of their free iPad app that provides access to personalized coupons on various merchandise at all the big name stores like Best Buy, Nordstrom, and Starbucks. In addition to the iPad app release, Savor also rolled…



Koupon Media and the Rapid Growth of Digital Coupons

By | Jul 20, 2013 at 10:00 am

I’m not big on coupons, but occasionally I want and try to save a few bucks on my purchases. The issue I encounter – which I’m sure others have, as well – is that some retailers still rely on paper coupons, which I have…


Easier Coupon Savings with SnipSnap

By | Jul 10, 2013 at 4:05 pm

I’ve tried the whole couponing thing; really, I have. The last time I was home visiting family, my sister-in-law and mom sat me down and tried to explain the wonders of couponing to me. They told me about all the money they have saved…



Reach New, Local Customers with Real-Time Offers on UMeTime

By | May 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm

With the emergence of services like Google Offers and Groupon, businesses big, small, and in between are utilizing digital coupons and offers to increase their sales. Tim Rothwell and Brett Berman, cofounders of UMeTime, observed an overlooked gap in this industry trend. How can business…



Never Cut Grocery Coupons Again with Saverr

By | Dec 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Growing up, my family’s Sunday ritual was always the same: sleeping in, pancakes, then my mom cutting coupons from the Sunday paper. She seemed to like it: it was a relaxing (albeit tedious) activity. But for me, cutting coupons would be a chore, and…


SheerID: Microtargeting Your Customers Through Couponless Marketing

By | Dec 3, 2012 at 11:00 am

Startup SheerID is attempting to solve the problem of seamlessly providing customers with offers based on their verified segment.  Perhaps you have heard of the oft-repeated marketing joke where a CMO says, “We know 50% of our marketing is working, but we do not know…


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Frugalo Launches Daily Deal Dashboard With Social Recommendations

By | Nov 29, 2011 at 4:42 pm

With the loads of daily deals offers out there you probably got a slew of Cyber Monday emails yesterday. I did. I am sure there were lots of great deals but my email inbox got pummeled by the extra deliveries. I could not sort…



A Marketplace for Unused Daily Deals and Gift Cards at CouponTrade

By | Sep 29, 2011 at 12:49 pm

The daily deal can be tough to resist, and the market around reselling unused deals is growing.  The daily deal industry itself, while fairly new, already accounts for $5 billion dollars annually, according to Bradley Wasz, co-founder and COO of CouponTrade, a company whose…



Access Loyalty and Gift Cards from Your Mobile Phone with MoBeam

By | Sep 8, 2011 at 2:29 pm

I’m not sure which is worse – digging through your purse or wallet for wadded-up coupons or shuffling through a deck of crusty, plastic loyalty cards on your key chain. Sometimes the 25 cents you save here and there is hardly worth the effort….



Get the Deals You Actually Want with Smart Aisles

By | Jul 4, 2011 at 4:51 pm

I have fond memories of grocery shopping with my mom when I was a child. When we arrived at the store, she would retrieve a nylon, accordion-style beast of a coupon organizer from her purse, and divvy up the coupons she had clipped over the…

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Find the Deals You Want with Rimbambo

By | Apr 19, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Groupon, LivingSocial,—they’re all great, but how do you find the deal you want? Rimbambo is an Idaho-based company that helps you find the deals you want–fast!  Rimbambo was founded by David Crossett, who noticed a flaw in the Deal-A-Day websites:  While the deals…



3 Trends In Daily Deal Offerings

By | Apr 15, 2011 at 11:00 am

In typical flash sale fashion, the 2011 Daily Deal Summit was here for 24 hours and then it was gone. The sold out event took place in New York City on Wednesday, April 6th and was attended by a standing room-only crowd of deal…


10 Mobile Apps To Help You Find Savings On Black Friday

By | Nov 26, 2010 at 12:03 am

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, the shopping season will be in full swing. If you are looking to get a jump start on Black Friday then you might be interested in a few iPhone or Android applications that might be worthwhile if you…