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Voonik appoints ex-Groupon executive as chief data scientist

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Himmat Singh Padode, chief data scientist, Voonik
Fashion marketplace Voonik has appointed ex-Groupon executive Himmat Singh Padode as its chief data scientist, the company said in a statement on Thursday. Padode was previously leading the data team of coupons firm Groupon, from its Silicon Valley headquarters. He has also worked with companies suc...

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Ankur Warikoo working on a new script for Nearbuy

An old lady runs through the narrow corridors of a slum, chasing two thieves, who had apparently robbed her bag. Twenty seconds into the chase, the old lady grabs them and hits them on to the ground. The video ends with a message – “Karate classes for just Rs 149.” This was the advertiseme...

4 November, 2016 | More »


Snapdeal hires ex-Groupon exec to lead engineering team for logistics

E-commerce marketplace Snapdeal has appointed former Groupon executive Pradeep Desai as its senior vice president (engineering), the Delhi-based firm said in a statement. Prior to his appointment at Snapdeal, which is run by Jasper Infotech Pvt. Ltd, Desai spent nearly three years at Groupon as a vi...

17 October, 2016 | More »


Marketing guru Goutam Challagalla invests in deal discovery app NearU

Mumbai-based deal discovery startup NearU has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Goutam Challagalla, a professor of marketing at business school IMD, Switzerland, it said in a statement. “The NearU team is excited to have Goutam Challagalla as one of its investors as his expertise in mar...

23 August, 2016 | More »


Groupon revenues rise 23%, volumes up 79% in Q2; moves COO Kal Raman as CEO of Asia-Pacific

NASDAQ-listed deals & vouchers site Groupon has reported 23 per cent rise in revenues for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, to $751.6 million over the year-ago period led by growth outside North America. North America revenue increased 12 per cent while Europe, Middle East & Africa or ...

6 August, 2014 | More »


Groupon Q3 revenue up 5% to $595M led by North America, buys South Korea’s Ticket Monster for $260M

Daily coupon website Groupon Inc’s  third-quarter profit beat analysts’ estimates as strong growth in North America helped offset a decline in international revenue. Groupon shares were up nearly 8 per cent in extended trading after sliding more than 10 per cent. Revenue from North Amer...

8 November, 2013 | More »


Groupon India launches affiliate program for partners; what’s the deal?

Daily deals site Groupon India has launched an affiliate program to monetise and reward its web partners. The ‘Groupon Partner Network’ will allow online marketers and publishers to earn revenue by directing consumers to sign up on Groupon website and purchase a deal from there. The program will...

17 October, 2013 | More »


Groupon selling tears of joy or onions@Rs 9/kg; what’s the deals site up to?

Yes you read it right. We are talking about the very precious onions. While all over the country people are struggling to keep up with the sky rocketing onion prices, deals site Groupon came up with a bizarre deal for India offering 1 kg of onion for just Rs 9 which is less than a […]...

6 September, 2013 | More »


Groupon names Lefkofsky as new CEO; meets Q2 revenue estimates with $608.7M

Groupon Inc named co-founder Eric Lefkofsky its chief executive and reported a record quarter for its North American business, signaling growing momentum in its comeback effort, and its shares rose almost 20 per cent. The company, which also announced a $300 million share repurchase program on Wedne...

8 August, 2013 | More »


App Tracker: A look at how Groupon’s recently launched Android app fares against counterpart MyDala

We are back again with the next edition of App Tracker and for this week, we bring to you a comparison of the recently launched Android app of daily deal site Groupon India (its iOS app has been available in the market for a while), with the Android counterpart of homegrown player MyDala. For the [&...

31 July, 2013 | More »

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