The Groupon (GRPN) IPO Day 1 Liveblog!

Groupon IPO at 1:52 PM

Apologies for not starting sooner, but certain members of Betabeat have spent the morning in their boxer-briefs breathing into a paper bag in the fetal position, as they burn printed out Groupons and smudge sage over a well-adorned shrine to Groupon Cat and Skanda.

Either way, we’re well into Groupon’s first day on the NASDAQ as a publicly traded company, and BetaBeat will be liveblogging the IPO for the rest of  the day, all the way through next Friday.

Yes folks, we’ll be giving you updates in arbitrary chronological marks as this thing keeps going through it’s first week. But for now, let’s get to Day 1. Read More