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The 6 Best Things to Buy in May

Bargains are likely for seasonal attractions like meats for the grill and patio furniture -- and also for mattresses, kitchen accessories and used cars.

The 10 Commandments of Saving Money

There are only a few savings rules so important they deserve to be etched in stone. Follow them, and your savings account will swell to epic proportions.

Group Buying Companies: Time to Take Stock

When will Groupon and Living Social go public...and how have the sites already changed the way older companies do business? With high profit margins leading to steep valuation, it looks like the group coupon market is poised to explode!

How the Web Will Make Winners and Losers in 2011

A year ago, hardly anyone was expecting Angry Birds or Groupon to be among the stars of 2010, but the underlying trends that powered their success were plain enough. So while it's nearly impossible to accurately predict what the next big hits will be, here are five trends that may help separate 2011's winners from its losers.

What Groupon Will Do With That Extra $950 Million

Word is bubbling up that Groupon is about to close a $950 million funding round. But the company is already the global group buying leader and is growing much faster than its competitors, so why does it need so much money? For world domination, of course ... and here's how it's likely to play out.

How to Ditch Daily Deal Fatigue

There are so many deal a day sites or daily deal components to other sites that a person could lose their mind -- or at least the better part of day...

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:

Are Groupon coupons a good deal?

Coupons purchased online through sites like Groupon, Living Social, and Tippr are all the rage. So what's the catch? Which site has the best coupons?...