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Yipit’s Vinny Vacanti On the Problems Plaguing the Daily Deals Market

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When we saw Groupon’s amended filing this morning pledging to stop squandering funds on marketing–since, you know, it didn’t actually get them new users anymore–we knew just who to hit up for some perspective: Vinicius Vacanti, co-founder and CEO of Yipit, the daily deals aggregation and recommendation engine, whose company has been supplying the data on the industry trends inside the market. Thankfully the star of the small screen had some time to gChat.

He talked to Betabeat about when the window to profitably acquire new users from online marketing closed, why fears of a daily deals bubble may themselves be inflated, and the key to giving the Internet coupon fad some legs. Read More

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Ringleadr Raises $500K. for Daily Deal Ideas

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“This is not an actual deal being offered by the business listed above until the status of this deal is marked ‘Approved.’ Anything but an “Approved” status means that this deal is simply an offer that has been suggested by a user from the Ringleadr community, not the business listed. In no way is this an actual offer from the business listed above and CAN NOT be redeemed for cash, products, services or credit worth anything of value until this deal is marked ‘Approved.’”

This is Ringleadr! It’s a website where people submit deals they wish existed and recruit friends to commit to it in order to pressure a business into offering the deal. Read More