While it’s easy to find amazing deals on most every aspect of our lives thanks to the internet, discovering new apps can be a challenge -- and discovering App Store deals can be downright impossible. Enter Iddiction, Inc., whose new App-o-Day service is being billed as “the Groupon for apps.”
As if there weren't already enough sites to satiate your desire for a deal, online retail giant Amazon is entering the game with their own daily deals site called AmazonLocal. The service is an online marketplace that works just like Groupon, LivingSocial and Bloomspot: Buy a deal, redeem it soon thereafter and bask in the warm glow of saving $20 on a pedicure.
Let's face it: At this moment in time, where internet and social deals are concerned, Groupon currently stands as king of the hill. And if you want to sign up for a cool activity or deal on the weekend, venture out and save a pretty good chunk of money, Groupon's the way to go.
There's a reason Google made a multibillion dollar pitch for Groupon. There's gold in them thar deals, and ever hungry for another advertising/data collating moneymaker, the gang out at Mountain View saw the dollar signs and the projected growth. They made their pitch -- tons of smaller companies dream of being bought up by one of the big boys -- and Groupon batted it away. Wise or no?
Yeah, yeah, that's all fine and good, but what you wanted was half off a footlong with everything, not a lecture on Google economics. Well, okay, then: two social couponing sites walk into the ring and only one can walk out.