Groupon announces tablet-based platform Gnome Groupon announced Gnome, a new tablet-based platform that will provide sophisticated tools to local merchants to run their businesses more effectively and understand their customers better. The tablet will let merchants instantly recognize their Groupon customers as they enter their business, seamlessly redeem Groupons and save time and money with a simple point of-sale system and credit card payment processing service. Gnome will soon integrate with popular accounting software programs such as QuickBooks and Xero and offer a suite of customer relationship management tools, including the ability to customize marketing campaigns based on purchase history, share customer feedback via social media and respond to customer inquiries or comments.
Groupon jumps 5% after positive mention by Leon Cooperman Shares of Groupon are trading higher after Leon Cooperman of Omega Advisors said on CNBC that his firm believes shares are worth 40%-50% more than current trading levels. Cooperman added that the provider of coupons is not a large holding for Omega. Groupon shares are up 5%, or 32c, to $7.15 in afternoon trading.