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Groupon recently updated its ToS and privacy statement basically focusing on new ways in which the company intends to collect and share consumer data. There are two changes that are must not be overlooked.

First off, Groupon will now track users’ locations when they opt-in for Groupon Now. The company will now track user location data via the Groupon mobile app and share it with numerous other parties. Secondly, the term “personal information” has been redefined from Groupon’s perspective and it is going to change how it shares this information. To put it in other words, the company plans to collect more of your data and share it with more sources.

This leaves us wondering, “Is Groupon still a daily deals site at its core or has it changed into something else?” And it looks like we are not alone because many believe that he world’s fastest growing company, as Forbes calls it, is no longer a daily deals site but an advertising and marketing firm. See how it is trying its best to gather user data (which is very typical of marketing firms) and we can’t help but agree that Groupon being a daily deals site is helping it maximize its ability to collect user data. As for the merchants, they aren’t in for the profit; they are just here for plain advertising. Of course, there are chances of losing money but who said advertising is free of cost?

Similarly, Topix CEO Chris Tolles also seems to be in agreement with us as he said recently that Groupon is all about advertising and called its business model from a merchant’s view as “buying marketing opportunities on credit”. Rocky Agrawal who wrote a series of guest posts on TechCrunch about Groupon, calling it a “loan shark” is reinforcing the credit aspect while the marketing aspect is reinforced by ReadWriteWeb, which described the company as “fundamentally a marketing firm.”

All of this is making the complaints department at the Chicago company quite busy and it is not that LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and others have achieved valuations just as ludicrous as Groupon. But with the company having red ink all over it and its controversial business model, almost anyone can predict that this daily deals space, which is one of the most overly saturated in the tech world, is headed for collapseville. And if that does happen, all hell is going to break loose.

Groupon might still be able to make things work out though. However, with its IPO looming, we can’t help but wonder how much more stable would things be if CEO Andrew Mason had accepted Google’s generous $6 billion acquisition bid.

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