"The partnership brings LivingSocial operations to a total of ten countries, with the addition of Let’s Bonus’ Spain, Italy, Portugal, Argentina and Mexico presences. Terms of the deal were not disclosed."
"LivingSocial says it now boasts more than 16 million subscribers, is live in more than 170 markets, and is projected to book in excess of $500 million in revenue in 2011."
LivingSocial wants to launch soon in Germany. For Berlin there is already a placeholder on the website for visitors with the corresponding IP address.
The question remains as to whom LivingSocial will bring on board to support the German operations. The pickings are slim here with probably DailyDeal in Berlin and Coole Deals in Munich being the most likely candidates.
LivingSocial differentiates themselves from Groupon with a strategy which focuses more on verticals:
"Last year, LivingSocial acquired adventure company Urban Escapes, and launched three new verticals including LivingSocial Escapes, a travel site that offers savings on curated adventures, LivingSocial Family Edition and Campus Deals.
In addition, LivingSocial has expanded its reach in Australia with a controlling stake in Jump On It."
Coole Deals, JumpEco and other Groupon alternatives will be at the Live Shopping Days 2011.
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Originally posted in German by Marcel Weiss and Jochen Krisch, adapted for excitingcommerce.com by Jason Soo.