Does This Move Mean the End of Groupon

The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series in which technology editor and analyst Andrew Tonner and consumer goods editor and analyst Austin Smith discuss topics across the investing world. Daily deal titan Groupon was one of the more high-profile IPOs that came to market in 2011. And since then, its time as a publicly traded company has been a bumpy ride. The company now trades below its closing price its first trading day, and is also in the red thus far in 2012. However, the company does have potential. It recently announced one possible move that would bring greater diversity to its business model. However, Andrew thinks this new initiative doesn't hold the kind of potential to alter the company's long-term trajectory. Listen in as he explains why he thinks this move won't help plug the holes in Groupon's business model.

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