Billy Tucker

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Learning to listen

7:31PM | Monday, 9 July

With businesses finding it tough to prise money from cautious consumers, entrepreneurs who fail to learn what the market is looking for are set to struggle.

Ex-Cudo boss Billy Tucker launches Yabbit.com

5:05AM | Thursday, 24 May

Former Cudo CEO Billy Tucker’s new business 57Signals has spawned four separate start-ups, with Tucker today unveiling the first – Yabbit.com, a customer feedback site.

Groupon’s IPO success set to spark local activity

11:22AM | Monday, 7 November

It’s been revealed Groupon raised $US700 million after increasing the size of its initial public offering, with experts predicting the local market to witness similar activity as the sector starts to mature.

Group buying industry adopts code of conduct

11:15AM | Wednesday, 2 November

The group buying industry has unveiled its first code of conduct, following a series of complaints by businesses and consumers over the practices of certain operators.

Group buying sites warned over “big stick” regulation

10:48AM | Thursday, 13 October

Local group-buying sites are being warned to clean up their act or face “big stick” government intervention, following a spike in customer complaints over unclear policies, stock shortages and delays.

Groupon Australia defends itself against accusations of “bait and switch” tactics over iPad 2 deal

9:04AM | Thursday, 1 September

The head of group buying site Cudo has accused Groupon Australia of engaging in "bait and switch" tactics for advertising a deal for an iPad 2 in a daily email but only emphasising the price of an accompanying docking station product.

Group buying set for consolidation as Cudo put up for sale

8:15AM | Tuesday, 16 August

Group buying site Cudo is up for sale for more than $60 million, according to reports, less than 12 months after it was launched by Nine Entertainment.

Groupon enters Aussie market

12:03AM | Wednesday, 22 December

Groupon has finally entered the Australian market, but local operators believe the US-based group buying website will struggle to compete in what is already an established market.

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