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Posted On 26 Oct 2012 By Jamie Rigg. Under: Uncategorized.
In a curious move by smartphone maker HTC, it's announced it'll be launching a new coupon service called "Best Deals." The app / widget combo will aggregate offers from 12 pushers, including familiar names like LivingSocial and Trip Advisor, although...
Salon Booking Service StyleSeat Launches Offers Platform To Pull Stylists Away From Daily Deal Sites
Posted On 29 Jun 2012 By Sarah Perez. Under: Uncategorized.
StyleSeat, the "OpenTable for hair stylists" backed by Founders Fund, 500 Startups, Ashton Kutcher, and others (including a who's who of angel investors), is today launching a service called "New Client Offers." The platform allows salons to reach out to potential new clients by offering discounts or extra services redeemable upon their first visit. The offers will be available in the company's online marketplace where customers can also browse area salons, search for professionals based on location, speciality or price, read reviews, view photos of the stylist's work, and then book their appointments directly.
Posted On 19 Jun 2012 By Jon Fingas. Under: Uncategorized.
iPhone owners bummed that their Android-using friends were taking advantage of Google Offers they couldn't use can now level the playing field: an iOS port has just gone live. Much like its Google-native peer, the iPhone-optimized version can spot di...
Posted On 19 Jun 2012 By James Trew. Under: Uncategorized.
The great philosopher, Huey Lewis, once mused that it was "hip to be square." And it looks like he might have been right. The nifty geometrically-named payment widget is fast gaining popularity, no doubt thanks to its simplicity and accessibility. Th...
Posted On 15 Jun 2012 By Sarah Perez. Under: Uncategorized.
Bloomspot, a local offers company launched back in 2010, is pulling back the proverbial kimono on its numbers in an effort to prove its business model works. Although sometimes lumped in with group deal providers like Groupon or Living Social, Bloomspot operates quite differently. Instead of group deals targeted at the masses, it offers exclusive deals targeted specifically at a merchant's best customers.
Card-Linked Customer Loyalty Company Cartera Commerce Raises $12.2M Series D, Readies Expansion Into Local Offers
Posted On 05 Jun 2012 By Sarah Perez. Under: Uncategorized.
Cartera Commerce, the largest provider of card-linked offers in the U.S., has just raised an additional $12.2 million in Series D funding, bringing its total raise to date to $43 million. The new round was led by Comvest Group, and included participation from all Cartera's previous investors: Dace Ventures, Flybridge Capital, LBO Enterprises and Venture Capital Development Fund of New England. The company, which is partnered with three of the four largest card issuers and all five of the largest airlines to power their loyalty programs, is planning to use the new infusion of capital to expand its local offers products known as OfferLink Local.