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"Our main focus is trying to figure out how this model evolves and not consistently falling on our face in the public," Groupon Executive Chairman Eric Lefkofsky reportedly told a Northbrook Chamber of Commerce audience early last April after yet...
Chicago entrepreneur Joshua Hernandez's newest startup is testing a service that allows people to snap a photo of a clothing item they covet and, via their mobile phone, request a version of it from area boutiques. Walk.by uses the photo to query its...
Serial entrepreneur and Groupon co-founder Brad Keywell has begun taping pilots for a new 30-minute radio program he would host on WBEZ-FM 91.5, a public radio station. "It would be a Saturday morning show," said Jessica Malkin, executive director of...
Tags: Authors, Media Industry, Groupon, Inc., Politics, Melissa Harris
Chicago Ideas Week headquarters is a brightly lit, sprawling, open room in a River North office building where scores of workers sit at long rows of desks working the phones, rat-a-tatting their keyboards and keeping the din level high. Actually, only...
"When a manager with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it's the reputation of the business that remains intact," Warren Buffett likes to say when asked if a good chief executive can salvage a bad business....
The problems at Groupon go beyond the question of whether its business model of offering daily deals can sustain its growth trajectory. And beyond the price of the company's stock, which began trading at $20 a share in November 2011 and now sit below $5....
The G-8 and NATO summits being held in May in Chicago are expected to draw thousands of protesters, and Christie Hefner had heard that some local CEOs were being told by their senior staff to "get out of town" that week to avoid them. The warnings were...
Money & CompanySome relevant numbers in the wake of daily-deals purveyor Groupon Inc.’s initial public stock offering, which began trading on Friday: --- Deal size: The Chicago company sold 35 million shares at $20 each, raising $700 million. It was the largest......
Tribune reporterGroupon co-founder and former Chief Executive Andrew Mason is heading to San Francisco to work with entrepreneurs and launch a new company. The former CEO announced on his personal blog that he's "accumulated a backlog of ideas over the last several...
Groupon co-founder and former Chief Executive Andrew Mason is heading to San Francisco to work with entrepreneurs and launch a new company. The former CEO announced on his personal blog Thursday that he's "accumulated a backlog of ideas over the last...
The Wall Street Journal is reporting: Groupon Inc.'s interim CEOs and board members Eric Lefkofsky and Ted Leonsis said they are "not in a rush" to a appoint a new chief executive and are unlikely to do so until next year. The Chicago-based daily deals...
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A California man has pleaded guilty to trying to extort $13 million from a West Virginia coal company executive. Aspiring actor Vivek Shah pleaded guilty Thursday before U.S. District Judge Irene Berger in Beckley. The 25-...
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