Posts Tagged ‘livingsocial’

LivingSocial PulseCheck: Company Lays Off 20 Percent of Workforce

The move is part of a corporate "reorganization."

LivingSocial Founder to Lead Graham Holdings, Parent Company of Slate and Kaplan

Tim O'Shaughnessy will guide the former Washington Post Co.

Who’s Going to Pay for Extra Metro Service During the Nationals’ Playoff Games?

Tick-Tock. Metro and the Nats still don't have an answer.

LivingSocial PulseCheck: eBay Exec Named Company’s New CEO

An ongoing series monitoring the fluctuating pulse of D.C.'s online coupon company LivingSocial
The still-alive LivingSocial announced today that Gautam Thakar, a longtime eBay executive, would be its next CEO.
Thakar is currently the general manager for eBay’s overall advertising business, and will take over the top post of the D.C.-based company from Tim O'Shaughnessy, one of LivingSocial's co-founders who announced [...]

LivingSocial PulseCheck: Company Goes AntiSocial

This is part of an ongoing series monitoring the fluctuating pulse of D.C.'s very own online coupon company, LivingSocial.
LivingSocial just got a whole lot less social. The D.C.-based online coupon company announced today that it would no longer host live events at its 918 F Street NW venue or in cities around the country.
The company [...]

District Line Daily: Apology Session

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In his re-election campaign kick-off speech, Mayor Vince Gray apologized for any harm caused by his last [...]

LivingSocial PulseCheck: CEO Co-Founder to Step Down

This is part of an ongoing series monitoring the fluctuating pulse of D.C.'s very own online coupon company, LivingSocial.
LivingSocial CEO and co-founder Tim O'Shaughnessy announced today that he's stepping down from his post.
A company spokeswoman told Washington Business Journal that O'Shaughnessy is leaving on his own accord and will be staying on until his successor [...]

LivingSocial PulseWatch: Website Down for More Than 24 Hours

This is part of an ongoing series monitoring the fluctuating pulse of D.C.'s very own online coupon company, LivingSocial.
LivingSocial isn't quite making money, its online traffic is declining, and now its website is down, which isn't doing anything to help their revenue or traffic woes.
The online-coupon company's website hasn't been working since Tuesday, and a [...]

LivingSocial PulseCheck: Today’s Deal, 42 Percent Off Web Traffic

This is part of an ongoing series monitoring the fluctuating pulse of D.C.'s very own online coupon company, LivingSocial.
Last month, City Desk reported that LivingSocial posted a third quarter net loss of $25 million, which wasn't so bad considering the company had seen steeper losses every other quarter this year.
But a look at the [...]

LivingSocial PulseCheck: Company Apologizes for Including Dreidels in “Greed Room”

LivingSocial is in damage-control mode today following a $59-a-head "7 Deadly Sins Halloween Party" that the online-coupon company hosted at its 918 F Street space. The problem? The event featured a "greed room" whose decorations included dreidels and gold coins.
The Washington Jewish Week reported that at least one person in attendance found the inclusion of [...]

Could Gmail’s New Three-Tab System Hurt LivingSocial?

The latest challenge for LivingSocial—the cash-strapped, lay-off heavy D.C.-based company—could come from the omnipresent Google.
As Washington Business Journal first pointed out, the online coupon company seems wary of Gmail's new organizational system that automatically categorizes LivingSocial emails as promotional messages, filing the emails in a tab separate from the user's primary inbox.
Last week, the company [...]

The Needle: Ike Edition

Ike, Liked: The proposed Eisenhower Memorial passed a key vote today by the U.S. Commission on Fine Arts. The design by Frank Gehry has faced criticism from members of the Eisenhower family as it heads to the National Capital Planning Commission and back to Congress. Hey, as long as no quotes are garbled, Gehry's dramatic [...]

LivingSocial Events Accused of Being Too Drunk, Macho

Between the terrarium-building classes and the suit-measuring parties, LivingSocial deals don't exactly ooze testosterone. But the liberal interest group CREDO Action says otherwise, and has issued a new report—DyingSocial—on the purported dangers and macho tone of the company's shooting and drinking events.
Unlike rival Groupon, LivingSocial continued offering shooting events after the Newtown massacre. While CREDO [...]

The Needle: Campaign Season

Door-Knocking: The at-large race has been over for a week, but mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser is already out campaigning. +1
Brainstorming: Can Greater Greater Washington come up with a better name for anti-bikeism than "anti-bikeism"? -1

LivingSocial Canceled Employees’ 2012 Bonuses

Wherever that $110 million in funding that Washington daily deals giant LivingSocial scored last week is going, it won't be towards bonuses. The Washington Business Journal reports that the company canceled bonuses for all employees on Feb. 19, a day before announcing the new funding.
The bonuses were canceled because the company missed its 2012 financial [...]

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