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"The problem with Groupon and restaurants isn't even Groupon. It's restaurants."
Things are so not okay in deal-site land.
Andrew Mason may get company in the executive suite at Groupon.
Its stock price is now about a quarter of its IPO value.
Andrew Mason works FOH to be a better CEO.
How Yolk became a power breakfast spot.
Some anti-porn crusaders are taking on the coupon giant over a discounted Kink.com tour.
Plus: Watermelons get a pass as comedian Gallagher recovers from a heart attack; and all that green dye consumed on St. Patrick's Day probably won't kill you, all in our morning news roundup.
Groupon buyer sues wine expert for creating fake site defaming her.
The Bay Area-based start-up sells virtual gift cards on behalf of restaurants, but isn't a deal site.
We run the numbers so you don't have to.
• Local food banks are experiencing record need as the holidays approach this year, and one food bank in San Leandro got some attention from several Oakland Raiders, who dropped by to help sort donations. [ABC 7] • Groupon's stock...
• After no small bit of turmoil this year, Groupon launched their IPO today, and share values have already shot up about 40%. [NY Mag, Chicagoist, Earlier] • A roundup of kid-friendly restaurants that will be serving Thanksgiving dinner. [7x7]...
Your Groupon might be worth $40, but that doesn't mean you should only spend $40. Right?
Fifty of Groupon's "deal vetters" are suing for unpaid wages. Perhaps they'll accept $10 for $20 worth of overtime?