How to hold a “UI paper-prototyping-party” to develop your app’s user interface

8:21PM | Monday, 19 August 2013 |  Perch, an app for locating and promoting deals and events around Brisbane, will launch in alpha version next week after several years of development and business model tweaking to make sure the app stands out and is financially sustainable.

Would you share your company equity to lock in long-term customers? This start-up plans to

7:57PM | Wednesday, 31 July 2013 |  Restaurant booking and discounts website Lunchalot is offering members who sign up for three years as part of its platinum membership package the opportunity to share a 20% stake in the company.

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

3:16PM | Friday, 15 March 2013 |  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”

3:06PM | Friday, 1 March 2013 |  Groupon founder Andrew Mason has posted a letter on Twitter explaining why he had been fired, following the group buying site’s December quarterly loss.

Groupon shares tumble 18% on disappointing quarterly results

8:19PM | Tuesday, 14 August 2012 |  Group buying continues to restructure around niche offerings, with originators such as Groupon struggling to keep pace.

Flash-sale site Fab scores $US105 million in funding, Groupon tumbles

7:55PM | Friday, 20 July 2012 |  The group deal sector is in flux but big deals and investments are still being made.

Group buying body releases global code of conduct

6:07PM | Friday, 15 June 2012 |  Group buying sites can now choose to be held accountable on a global scale, with the release of the first global code of conduct, seven months after the release of an Australian code of conduct.

Startup Genome forecasts growth of “transformational entrepreneurship”

4:10PM | Thursday, 26 April 2012 |  Entrepreneurship is increasingly becoming the world’s primary source of socio-economic value creation, new research claims, with “transformational entrepreneurship” set to take centre stage.

Long-term business partnerships with deal sites tipped to surge

3:32PM | Tuesday, 6 March 2012 |  Australian franchise Jim’s Group has partnered with discount voucher site in order to spark sales, with an expert saying similar long-term partnerships are on the cards.

Groupon embarks on mobile start-up shopping spree

2:02PM | Monday, 20 February 2012 |  Groupon has acquired two US-based mobile start-ups as it hones in on the mobile market, hot on the heels of new data that shows the mobile, social and deals categories led private tech investments in 2011.