| Jul 2, 2013
| 10:46 AM
Former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason wasn't kidding when he said he was working on an album: It's now on iTunes, Spotify and other digital outlets.
Mason, who was fired earlier this year from the company he founded, released his "motivational business music"...
| Jul 8, 2013
I've been saying for some time that what's missing from rock music are hip workplace references such as "shareholder value," "culture of transparency" and "metrics."
Well, thank God somebody finally listened.
Andrew Mason, who founded Groupon and then...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Andrew Mason, the founder and former CEO of Groupon who was unceremoniously dumped by the company's board amid financial disaster, will go down in the annals as one of the most gracious people ever told to pack his office....
| Dec 2, 2012
| 4:33 AM
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (.mp3 file, right click to download) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain's......
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:26 PM
What hasn't Paul Allen done?
The man is a billionaire and a philanthropist. He co-founded Microsoft, and he owns three professional sports teams. And this week, he released a rock album.
"Everywhere at Once," by Paul Allen and the Underthinkers, a 13-...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Eric Lefkofsky says he intends to be the chief executive of Groupon Inc. for "a few years."
His tenure will end, he said, when Groupon — which has fallen far short of once-lofty expectations by investors — has completed its transition from a...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Groupon CEO Andrew Mason was terminated on Thursday of last week, which isn’t a huge shock considering the company’s declining value. What is interesting is Mason’s goodbye letter to the company. In a world of publicists and generic...
| Sep 20, 2012
Groupon is still at the top of the heap with a North American daily deals market share of more than 50 percent. But there are still lots of smaller industry players who are finding comfortable niches.
Among them: Mom-oriented deals, for example, or...
| Jan 29, 2012
It was an evening of accolades for National Louis University, one of the city's oldest private universities, as it celebrated its 125th anniversary with an awards program and dinner to honor its continuing efforts as a pioneer in education. Elizabeth...
| May 25, 2012
| 11:22 AM
Groupon subscribers this week are getting an email from the daily deals site informing them that they might be eligible to get a chunk of a proposed $8.5 million settlement.
Last month, without admitting fault or wrongdoing, Groupon Inc. settled a class-...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Groupon takes its IPO on a national roadshow....
| Nov 4, 2011
| 9:35 PM
Some relevant numbers in the wake of daily-deals purveyor Groupon Inc.’s initial public stock offering, which began trading on Friday: --- Deal size: The Chicago company sold 35 million shares at $20 each, raising $700 million. It was the largest......