Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/02/15/groupon_launched_stardeals_oz/

Groupon tweets first Aus media release

Blanket coupon coverage

By Richard Chirgwin

Posted in Business, 15th February 2011 00:37 GMT

Proving that coupon shopping – that strange internet creature that uses social media to add spice to an activity so old and dull that your grandmother would recognize it – has become the next Internet bubble, Groupon used Twitter to announce its first Australian press release.

And proving that there’s nothing like group-think to spread hyperventilation among the press, details of the first offering by Stardeals in Australia were picked up by just about 100 per cent of key media in the country.

Stay tuned for more thrilling coupon news... ®