| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:12 PM
CHICAGO — Groupon is giving away stuff now.
The Chicago-based company, which is trying to reshape itself into a sprawling e-commerce marketplace, has started offering national brand promotion codes and coupons that do not require an upfront...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat is not even 3 years old. It's run by a couple of twentysomethings with no prior business experience. And it has never made a cent.
Yet investors are fighting for the opportunity to throw hundreds of millions at the...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:17 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter has set the price range of its hotly anticipated initial public offering between $17 and $20 a share, with hopes of raising as much as $1.4 billion.
At $20 a share, Twitter would be valued at about $11 billion. That...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Ticketfly Inc., a San Francisco-based online seller of concert tickets, is now offering deals through daily discount company LivingSocial as it expands its mobile customer base to take on Live Nation Entertainment Inc.'s Ticketmaster.
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:58 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- As Twitter made public its stealth filing for an initial public offering, it parted with some of its Silicon Valley brethren by saying it would only issue one class of shares, meaning it plans to give all shareholders a vote.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 9:05 AM
The takeaway message of "The Voice" Season 5 blind auditions, Night 4: "Life ... is full of second and third chances," and if you're motivated, you can make those chances pay off. That's what Shakira told contestant James Irwin last season when he...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:40 PM
As you may have heard, Twitter has filed for a confidential initial public offering of stock, so in case you aren't too familiar with the company, here are five quick things you should know.
It has 200 million monthly active users
| Aug 9, 2013
| 8:03 AM
It took an entire summer of wrangling, but students heading to college this fall won't see dramatic student loan interest rate hikes once President Obama signs a deal on the matter, a move expected Friday.
About 11 million college students are...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Eric Lefkofsky says he intends to be the chief executive of Groupon Inc. for "a few years."
His tenure will end, he said, when Groupon — which has fallen far short of once-lofty expectations by investors — has completed its transition from a...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Review site Yelp Inc. is allowing users to order food online for delivery and pickup, partnering with businesses such as Eat24 and Delivery.com.
The offering, called Yelp Platform, can be accessed on desktop computers and mobile gadgets, the San...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:33 PM
A little over a year ago, Groupon Inc. was facing a grim outlook over its long-term viability.
The company's profit was less than stellar. It faced growing competition from other companies offering deals on restaurants, retail stores and gyms. And...