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Thursday August 28th 2014

Groupon goes on a mobile shopping spree

E-commerce company, Groupon has acquired two US-based mobile start-ups as it embarks on a mobile payment provider shopping spree, StartupSmart.com, reports.

Groupon acquired New York-based start-up Hyperpublic for an undisclosed sum. It’s an open database of people, places and things tied to a specific location. Anyone can add objects to the database, while developers are able to build applications on top of the data.

Groupon has acquired Kima Labs, the maker of mobile barcode-reading app Barcode Hero and mobile payment app TapBuy. The terms of this deal are also undisclosed.

Read more: Mobile Commerce Daily

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