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It's August 2011, and Andrew Mason is agitated.
Groupon has filed suit against two former employees for allegedly taking the daily deals site’s trade secrets with them to their new jobs at Google. Bloomberg was the first to report on the news. In a lawsuit filed in Cook County, Illinois last week , Groupon accuses two former employees — Michael Nolan and Brian Hanna — of taking information they learned at Groupon to their new sales jobs at Google Offers, Google’s daily deals site.
Update: this post was picked up by Mashable , Business Insider , Screenwerk and was the top story on Techmeme on October 24, 2010.
Groupon & Mobile
Groupon non acquisition by Google
“You know what’s cooler than a million dollars? A billion dollars.” Fans of the movie The Social Network — especially those who live in Silicon Valley — like to recite that line a lot, and now Groupon gets to feel how cool that really is, thanks to a new round of funding.
Jose More/Chicago News Cooperative A huge public stock offering would be a significant milestone for Andrew Mason, Groupon’s founder and chief executive. 9:40 p.m. | Updated
228% – that’s how much Groupon grew their revenue in one year .