Extreme Couponing

Extreme Couponing

Foursquare Hitches Its Wagon to the Coupon Trend

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It’s been a tumultuous past few weeks for New York startups, some of whom are scrapping long-held ideals in order to seek profitability. Looks like it’s time to finally make some money.

Last month, Tumblr announced it will now offer paid ads, a reversal from founder David Karp’s prior opinions about advertising–mainly, that it kind of makes him sick. And today, Foursquare cofounder Dennis Crowley told the Wall Street Journal that the location-based social network is planning to offer personalized coupons, tailored to each individual user, beginning in July. The news builds on earlier reports about Foursquare’s new paid media platform, scheduled to launch in June. Read More