| Jun 11, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Regarding Jay Hancock's "Restaurants run hot and cold on Groupon deals" (June 7), it is clear that Groupon and similar programs may not be appropriate marketing tools for all businesses.
At Katzen Eye Group, however, we are using social marketing tools...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 8:51 AM
I was introduced to my first fascination with coupons on March 27, when I clicked on an advert on some website or another for DoubleTakeDeals. I probably should have known better, except words that were magic to my eyes popped up. David's Natural Market...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 9:49 AM
It was just a matter of time before a secondary market sprung up for daily deal vouchers. Sites now allow you to dump a deal you regret buying, or shop for one that you missed out on.
One site, Lifesta.com, says up to 20 percent of...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 10:15 AM
Sorry, Gertrude Stein, but you got it wrong with "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose." The flower has a whole new identity: out of the bud vase and onto the plate.
Long used in Persian and Indian cooking, rose is a flavor not commonly found in American...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Sometimes Groupon makes you hunt for the best deals. This hidden gem gets you $20 at threadless.com for $10. It is posted under Eerie, Indiana but is valid nationwide. Somehow only 122 have sold so far. Here's an MSNBC story from a few years ago on...
| Jun 26, 2011
Investment guru Peter Lynch once advised ordinary folks to "invest in what you know."
For many small investors, some of the companies they are most familiar with are the e-commerce and social media sites they use every day.
Now some of these private...
| Nov 21, 2010
| 1:33 PM
Social shopping is the new trend in Internet commerce these days.
Websites have sprouted up, promising great discounts if a certain number of people sign up to buy. Groupon and LivingSocial are some of the most prominent, but a small Maryland startup...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 10:29 AM
Today, I unsubscribed from Groupon. I don't even remember the deal that popped into my email inbox that turned me off, and made me ask the metaphysical question to end all questions: Why, again, am I getting this?
Truth be told, I think I've...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 7:30 AM
There's no question Ray Lewis is one fit, fierce guy. But just a bet here -- his muscles have nothing to do with playing cards.
And yet, the Ravens linebacker is selling a new fitness programs that involves little more than a deck of cards. It costs...
| May 16, 2012
| 8:41 AM
The two guys behind Marvilent are hoping that Baltimoreans will want to break out of the weekend routines -- yard work, house cleaning or sitting at the bar all day -- and do something fun and active.
Michael Lopez and his partner, Evan Klein,...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 4:20 PM
For a day, a Baltimore company had IPO fever.
Fast-growing Millennial Media Inc., a Baltimore-based mobile advertising company, sold shares to the public Thursday, breaking a years-long IPO drought in the city's technology sector. It ended the day valued...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 3:00 AM
This week, President Obama travels to Wall Street, where he'll demand -- in light of the Street's continuing antics since the bailout, as well as its role in watering down the Volcker rule -- that the Glass-Steagall Act be resurrected and big banks be...