Andrew Mason

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Fired Groupon CEO Records 'Business Music' Album

And 'motivational business music' at that...

(Newser) - Groupon's co-founder seemed to take it pretty well when he got fired , which somehow still doesn't detract from the nuttiness of what Andrew Mason has done since: recorded an album ... of "motivational business music." The tidbit comes in an otherwise fairly unremarkable Chicago Tribune piece about... More »

Groupon CEO Sounds Fine About Getting Fired

Andrew Mason writes snarky farewell

(Newser) - Groupon gave CEO Andrew Mason the boot today after another lousy earnings report, and the company's long-suffering stock immediately jumped more than 7%, reports the Wall Street Journal . The ouster wasn't much of a surprise, and Mason himself seems to have accepted it with sense of humor intact,... More »

More Bad News From Daily-Deals World

LivingSocial to lay off 400, Grouponers may want CEO ousted

(Newser) - Things still aren't so cheery in daily-deals land, with two of the biggest players in the space—Groupon and LivingSocial—taking a hit in the press after taking a hit in the wallet. The latest:
  • LivingSocial will announce today that it's cutting almost 9% of its staff, sources
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Groupon Tweaking Controversial Super Bowl Ads

Charitable aim to be made clearer after angry response

(Newser) - After receiving an overwhelmingly negative response (but plenty of free publicity), Groupon is going to rework its controversial ads first aired during the Super Bow l. The ads, spoof PSAs that were slammed for trivializing causes like Tibet, were supposed to encourage charitable donations—and they will be tweaked to... More »

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