Andrew Mason


ACMA slams Groupon Australia with formal warning for violating the Spam Act

3:19AM | Friday, 15 March

Group buying giant Groupon has been slammed by the Australian communications watchdog, which has issued a formal warning to the company regarding its daily email newsletters – and the ability to unsubscribe.

Andrew Mason fired as CEO of Groupon: “I’m okay with having failed”

3:38AM | Friday, 15 March

Groupon founder and chief executive Andrew Mason has been fired on the back of the group buying site’s December quarterly loss.

Academic names worst CEOs of 2012 – five lessons for start-ups

3:08AM | Friday, 15 March

Start-up founders looking to avoid being labelled a bad chief executive should heed the advice of US university professor Sydney Finkelstein, who has compiled a list of the worst CEOs of 2012.

Groupon shares tumble 18% on disappointing quarterly results

8:23AM | Tuesday, 14 August

The group buying company that made everyone crazy about the group buying craze has announced another less than stellar financial report – and its shares have plummeted 18% in after-hours trading as a result.

Facebook scraps Deals group buying platform

8:43AM | Monday, 29 August

Facebook has scrapped its daily deals group buying strategy only four months after it began the trial, raising questions about the prospects of any substantial competitor that could knock down Groupon from the top of the market.

Groupon chief takes aim at competitors

8:38AM | Friday, 26 August

Group-buying giant Groupon has taken aim at its competitors, claiming it will be tough for them to penetrate its market share, as it prepares for its initial public offering.

Groupon scraps Stardeals brand after winning Aussie domain

8:02AM | Friday, 12 August

Groupon’s Stardeals brand will be discontinued after the company announced it has switched over to the domain, ending an eight-month battle with bitter rival Scoopon.

Groupon, Scoopon settle out of court over battle for local trademark, domain name

7:51AM | Friday, 22 July

The legal battle between group buying giants Groupon and Scoopon has come to an end, with the two companies agreeing to settle out of court for the ownership of the Groupon trademark and Australian URL.

The top 10 start-up billionaires

3:53PM | Sunday, 13 March

The world’s major economies may have struggled to get back to pre-GFC growth levels last year, but the world’s wealthiest people appear to have been nicely insulated.

Groupon reaches for the Star Deals in Australia

2:07PM | Tuesday, 15 February

US-based group buying site Groupon has officially launched in Australia under the name Star Deals, with the company reporting it has already sold more than 100 vouchers.

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.