Scoopon fined $1 million for misleading businesses and consumers

12:57PM | Wednesday, 18 December 2013 |  Online group buying site Scoopon has been hit with a $1 million penalty for making false and misleading representations to businesses and consumers.

New start-up incubator program launched by online retail juggernaut

7:56PM | Thursday, 11 July 2013 |  Sketchbook Ventures, a new incubator program for online business, has been launched this week by the Catch Group, the parent company behind Catch of the Day, Scoopon, GroceryRun, Mumgo and Eatnow.

ACCC drags Scoopon into court over claims the group buying site misled businesses

7:24PM | Friday, 5 July 2013 |  The competition watchdog has started legal proceedings against online group buying site Scoopon in the Federal Court.

Groupon’s IPO success set to spark local activity

11:18PM | Monday, 7 November 2011 |  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 sites face off

9:44AM | Friday, 2 September 2011 |  In this Mumbrella conference, the bosses of four of Australia’s leading group buying sites – Cudo, Living Social, Spreets and Scoopon – talk about the burgeoning coupon market and whether it has a long-term future.

Groupon scraps Stardeals brand after winning Aussie domain

8:42PM | Friday, 12 August 2011 |  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

7:45PM | Friday, 22 July 2011 |  The Groupon and Scoopon legal battle 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.

Soaring group buying sites tipped for bumpy landing

7:12PM | Monday, 18 July 2011 |  Australian consumers’ spend on group buying sites soared by 72% during the June quarter, according to a Telsyte report, but experts say sites will start to fold as the market becomes more crowded.

Scoopon accuses Beautyscoop of trademark infringement over the word “scoop”

7:27PM | Monday, 4 July 2011 |  Niche group buying site Bellabuy, formerly Beautyscoop, says it was forced to change its name after Scoopon accused the start-up of trademark infringement based on the word “scoop” in its name.

Scoopon v Groupon legal case clouded by Packer arrival

6:34PM | Wednesday, 22 June 2011 |  James Packer’s $80 million investment in local group buying site Scoopon could affect its legal battle with international rival Groupon, according to the US-based site’s legal counsel.