Groupon's Half-Off Deal

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On today's edition of MarketFoolery, the daily podcast from The Motley Fool, we discuss the following topics:

  • The hits just keep on coming for Groupon. It turns out the daily-deal website's revenue for the first half of 2011 was $688 million, and not the $1.5 billion it had originally told the SEC. After cutting its reported revenue in half, can Groupon even afford to execute an IPO at this point? Tune in as our analysts disagree on what the immediate future holds for Groupon.
  • Speaking of Internet IPOs, how are Pandora Media (NYS: P) , LinkedIn (NAS: LNKD) , and Zipcar (NYS: ZIP) handling the rigors of the public markets? Our analysts weigh in on which company has the brightest future.
  • There's been talk that PepsiCo (NYS: PEP) should consider spinning off its Frito-Lay division as a separate company. Would that unlock new value for shareholders? Our analysts share their skepticism and discuss why Coca-Cola (NYS: KO) is better off sticking to a business plan that doesn't involve snacks. 

Plus, we pay tribute to Arch West, creator of Doritos, and explore the amazing variety of flavors the brand has inspired.

Listen now on www.marketfoolery.com.

At the time this article was published Chris Hill owns shares of Coca-Cola. The Motley Fool owns shares of Coca-Cola, Zipcar, and PepsiCo. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Zipcar, PepsiCo, and Coca-Cola and creating a diagonal call position in PepsiCo. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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