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  1. August 6, 2014

    Groupon: coupon cutting

    Share buybacks are hot right now. Everyone’s doing it: Apple. IBM. Groupon. HP. But one of these companies is not like the...

  2. June 19, 2014

    Welcome to the varied world of tech start-up fundraisings

    When it comes to putting money into high-flying tech start-ups, not all investments are created equal. The bald numbers that...

  3. June 13, 2014

    Yelp popular after Priceline bid for OpenTable

    Online reservation and service companies received a fillip after travel booking website Priceline agreed to buy OpenTable,...

  4. February 21, 2014

    Groupon: deal or no deal

    There is rich irony to the 20 per cent slide in Groupon shares on Friday. The weak outlook it released as a part of its...

  5. February 21, 2014

    Groupon tumbles on extra marketing costs

    Shares in Groupon tumbled at the fastest pace in a year after the company said it expected a loss in its first quarter as it...

  6. October 4, 2013

    Twitter woos investors with safe sales pitch

    Twitter seeks a chorus of approval Boring is good. That is the message that Twitter has attempted to project on its path to...

  7. October 3, 2013

    Exchanges divided by dual-class shares

    Mr Tradition, Mr Innovation, Mrs Practical and Ms Future sound like characters from the card game Happy Families. In fact,...

  8. September 19, 2013

    Insurers fall but US indices steady

    US stock stepped back from record levels following Wednesday’s sharp uptick that was spurred by the Federal Reserve’s...

  9. September 19, 2013

    Growth will depend on invention and imagination

    In communist times, smog-spewing heavy industries were the driving force of central Europe’s economies. Over the past two...

  10. September 19, 2013

    Case studies: Investors are desperately seeking innovation

    When Petra Hubacova shows up at her office early in the morning she is often the first person at work, and in the evenings...

  11. September 15, 2013

    Masters in Management: Quick thinking for a rapid rise at Groupon

    When talking about his career and education, Rajen Ruparell tends to favour words related to speed, mainly variations on...

  12. September 12, 2013

    Jawbone follows Silicon Valley debt financing trend

    Jawbone, the maker of Bluetooth headsets and speakers that is now pushing into wearable technology, has become the latest...

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    September 9, 2013

    India's onion shortage: Groupon to the rescue

    When we think of Groupon, the US-based daily deals website, it’s usually for cut-price getaways, budget fine dining or an...

  14. September 5, 2013

    Usmanov’s Mail.ru cashes in on Facebook recovery

    Mail.ru, the Russian internet portal partly owned by billionaire Alisher Usmanov, has sold its remaining stake in Facebook,...

  15. August 11, 2013

    Rally eases fears over techs adapting to ‘mobile’ business model

    A year ago, investors worried that companies such as Facebook, Google and Pandora might struggle to adapt their business...

  16. FT Tech Hub

    August 9, 2013

    Bebo’s video – another tech founder has the last laugh

    It takes some nerve to sell a company for $850m and then describe it as “the biggest repository of online cock and balls...

  17. August 8, 2013

    Tesla surges on strong sales as US indices flat

    Tesla shares jumped to an all-time high on Thursday after the company reported sales that beat expectations along with plans...

  18. August 7, 2013

    Groupon investors welcome buyback and new chief

    Groupon has settled on Eric Lefkofsky as its new chief executive, promoting him from interim co-chief executive, five months...

  19. July 30, 2013

    Online retailer Fab sacks 100 staff

    Fab, the online retailer recently valued at $1bn, is sacking 15 per cent of its staff in a move that raises questions about...

  20. July 16, 2013

    ‘Clone factory’ Rocket Internet fires into the big time after $400m investment

    Three German brothers seeking to rival Amazon and Alibaba for dominance of global e-commerce have secured an investment of...

  21. July 2, 2013

    Ex-Groupon chief Andrew Mason turns to music for motivation

    The founder of Groupon, who wrote a brutally honest resignation letter after being sacked from the online discounter in...

  22. July 1, 2013

    Zynga brings in Xbox head to turn it round

    Zynga has replaced founder Mark Pincus as chief executive, bringing in Xbox head Don Mattrick to try to pull off a turnround...

  23. June 21, 2013

    Founder CEOs: the untouchables

    An overheard conversation between Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page: Sergey: What’s up, Larry? Hey, did you see...

  24. June 14, 2013

    Groupon proves to be just the ticket

    The S&P 500 was on track to finish lower for the third time in four weeks but was down only 1 per cent after rallying from...

  25. May 15, 2013

    Wall St rallies despite downbeat earnings

    US stocks soared to record highs on Wednesday, despite further signs that the country’s largest public companies have seen...

  26. May 8, 2013

    Groupon offers some relief for investors

    Groupon’s business catering to local merchants registered a partial rebound in the latest quarter, bringing some relief to...

  27. March 18, 2013

    Internet mogul seeds €150m start-up fund

    Oliver Samwer, the German internet entrepreneur, is one of several investors who have founded a €150m investment fund with...

  28. March 5, 2013

    Does humour give an ousted CEO the last laugh?

    THE PROBLEM Last week, Andrew Mason was fired as chief executive of Groupon. His letter announcing his departure was...

  29. March 1, 2013

    Groupon: challenge is reinvention

    Firing Andrew Mason will do roughly nothing to help Groupon. But the morning after the internet coupon company gave its boss...

  30. March 1, 2013

    Groupon back to earth after rocket ride

    The ousting of Andrew Mason, the 32-year-old chief executive of Groupon and pioneer of the daily deal, is as much a...

  31. March 1, 2013

    US stocks rebound after manufacturing data

    Salesforce ’s shares climbed after its fourth-quarter earnings, announced after the market close on Thursday, were above...

  32. FT Alphaville

    February 28, 2013

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP Sequestered stocks? The S&P 500 shook off its gains in the last minutes of trading, falling 0.1 per cent after an...

  33. February 28, 2013

    Groupon sacks Mason as chief executive

    Andrew Mason was dismissed as Groupon chief executive on Thursday after the young daily deals company was plagued by...

  34. February 28, 2013

    Wall Street gives up modest gains

    Retailers were in focus as a batch of disappointing earnings from companies such as JC Penney and Sears capped gains in the...

  35. February 27, 2013

    Groupon shares tumble as losses rise

    Groupon shares tumbled more than 25 per cent in after-hours trading on Wednesday after the company revealed a decline in its...

  36. February 27, 2013

    Discount retailers boost Wall Street

    Discount retailers stormed into fashion among US investors on Wednesday with advances from Dollar Tree leading stocks across...

  37. February 27, 2013

    Stocks advance after Bernanke balm

    Wednesday 22:45 GMT. Markets were on solid footing as optimism that the US economy – with continued central bank support –...

  38. February 20, 2013

    LivingSocial raises $110m in new financing

    LivingSocial has raised $110m in new financing from existing investors, despite growing pessimism about the sustainability...

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