Groupon CEO Andrew Mason fired

Daily Dud! Groupon’s Andrew Mason gets the boot!

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason fired! The daily deal site has boosted founder Andrew Mason, after the company posted disappointing earnings. Groupon reported a surprising loss on Thursday, causing the stock to drop nearly 25%. Investors have soured on the company and are questioning the daily deal business model. Groupon creates value for consumers by destroying value for merchants. Consequently, many merchants are foregoing daily deal sites, thus hurting Groupon’s revenue. After ditching Mason, Groupon shares bounced back 4% in after-hours trading. But is that just a dead-cat bounce for dying business model? ENGLISH:

號外! 團購網 Groupon CEO 被炒魷魚

團購公司 Groupon 表示,他們這一季的損失驚人,而且評等還可能大幅下降,情況慘到甚至要賤賣自家的股票。 Groupon 32 歲的創辦人 Andrew Mason 這段時間,想盡辦法不要被裁,不過在禮拜四, 仍舊被掃地出門。 Mason所犯的錯誤,是以乾坤挪移的手法做「調配」,在 IPO 前,讓Groupon的帳面數字看起來很漂亮。 最致命的,應該就是Groupon 養肥了他們的大客戶,但這卻犧牲了其他小蝦米的利益。 Mason被裁員了後,Groupon的股價回吐了4%,但這會不會,只是垂死前的掙扎呢? 你認為團購網真的回不去了嗎? 快留言告訴我們你的看法吧!