The massive daily deals site Groupon is launching a new service in Austin. It’s called Groupon Now, and it allows people to buy coupons for immediate use in their neighborhoods. You can check out the service here or on a mobile phone app.
In a press release, Groupon says it allows businesses to attract customers when they need them most, “managing the flow of customers in real time.”
Groupon Inc.'s share of online daily deals slipped to 48 percent in May from 52 percent the previous month, as rivals including LivingSocial.com closed in on its lead in the growing market for discounts offered on the Web.