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Last week, Target‘s website crashed under the weight of thousands of eager shoppers, all trying to snag the retailer’s exclusive line created by designer Missoni. This has left business analysts cautioning against assuming the web can nimbly adjust as consumers have taken to social media to complain.
Google Offers, a daily deals program engineered by the search engine giant to compete with Groupon, launched in Portland, Oregon last April before expanding to New York City and the San Francisco area. After a successful beta launch in all the requisite tech markets, Google Offers announced that it will launch in five new cities: Austin, Boston, Denver, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
Business provider of wireless voice and data services Airband has raised $20 million with ABRY Partners of Boston as of this morning. The company, which merged with Sparkplug last year to create one of the country’s largest fixed-wireless companies, offers Internet access, VoIP, and other services, and has plans to expand.
Hot on the heels of the daily deals model, June 2011 start-up Crowd Seats is offering deep discounts for users in a new niche market: sports tickets. With the tactic of group-buying in mind, the super-young start-up aims to give users the ability to score sweet deals to their favorite sports stadiums, 50 to 90 percent off of face value, without breaking the franchise’s bank.