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Web.com to Buy Online Advertising Firm Yodle (Wall Street Journal)
Yodle, an online advertising company focusing on small businesses, agreed to be sold to Web.com, which provides services including Web hosting, marketing, and social media. Web.com will pay $300 million at closing for Yodle, followed by payments of $20 million and $22 million. (Subscription required)

Foursquare Adds Deep-Linking Integration with Delivery.com (The Next Web)
Foursquare is adding a new feature to its arsenal: delivery. The service is now integrated with Delivery.com through the Button platform, allowing users to order food, alcohol, and groceries directly from the Foursquare app.

Groupon Soars 23% on Favorable Earnings (TechCrunch)
Groupon soared 23 percent following a better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings release. The company beat revenue forecasts, bringing in $917 million instead of the anticipated


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