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American Express, Twitter Team Up to Offer Daily Deals

American Express is making a bid to bring cardholders its own version of Groupon-like daily deal offers, joining forces with Twitter in an attempt to turn America into a "couponless nation." The program will undoubtedly offer good discounts -- but can it last in the long term?

When the 'Daily Deal' Is No Deal at All

Everyone loves to save money, and group-buying websites like Groupon and LivingSocial make it seem so easy. But they also make it easy -- and very tempting -- to buy more than you need, things that you don't, and coupons you'll never redeem. But you can tame your group-buying habit.

Why Groupon Will Crush Most Group-Buying Clones

Many pundits lately have decried the Groupon model as easy to emulate, and predicted fierce competition from many new players, price wars and a race to the bottom in terms of commissions. Web industry watcher Alex Salkever used to believe that, too -- but not anymore. Here's why:

The Clever Newbies Bucking Retail's Downturn

Amid all the chain-store carnage, some smaller merchants are trying to attract shoppers with new concepts, from textbook rentals to made-to-order pants. Some are online only, and others have bricks. But all are finding success and growth in a bruising environment.

A Deal or a Steal? Groupon Is Stung by Faux Photographer

In an incident that raises the ugly specter of fraud with the new group buying genre, popular site Groupon was apparently fooled by a fake photographer offering a photo shoot deal to more clients than she could possibly accommodate, and promoting herself with photos stolen from other artists.