Groupon Reserve Goes Mobile

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Photo Credit: Mashable

As the daily-deals business continues to become over saturated, companies are doing all they can to rise to the top of the barrel.  Groupon - the company synonymous with daily deals - announced a new feature last month: Groupon Reserve.  And now the site has taken their new idea mobile, most likely in the hopes that mobile reservations, the daily deal and the option for mobile payments might put them ahead in the game. Check out what other apps, like UrbanSpoon and Zagat, are doing to stay relevant and read more about Groupon Reserves' mobile upgrade here.

12 Companies Getting Local Right for Small Businesses

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Photo Credit: Venture Beat

Small businesses rely on sites like Groupon and Yelp for promotion, but are these types of sites helpful or are they failing?

According to Rocky Agrawal, principle analyst at reDesign mobile, it's the latter. In a recent article published on Venturebeat.com, Agrawal makes the case that helping small business at the local level is extremely challenging for tech companies due to scalability, lack of tech adoption, and balancing value. 

However, there are a handful of companies who are right on the money when it comes to the local level. Read the full article here to see which companies came out on top, and make sure to check out our proprietary Restaurant Social Media Index to find out which restaurant brands rocked it in location-based activity for Q1 2013