Queeby, Inc., whose browser-free technology allows users instant access to the Internet, announced today that it has inked a deal with Groupon, the world’s largest daily deal company.
Van Nuys-based Queeby will create a Groupon icon on users’ desktops that will deliver offers based on followers’ IP addresses, without signing in to their email accounts or visiting Groupon’s website.
“Queeby finds users wherever they are and speaks to them instantly, with interactive notifications and content from whatever providers they allow,” said Rocky Wright, Queeby CEO, in a prepared statement.
Groupon’s deal includes a customized, off-web micro-site that highlights daily deals. Queeby channels give owners the chance to show off products, services, videos and other content.
In addition to computer desktops, Queeby will soon be available on Apple and Android phones, set top boxes, gaming devices and televisions, according to a press release from the company.
“Our Queeby business model is designed to maximize profit for clients like Groupon so we believe our strategic partnership will enhance bottom line performance for both companies. Additionally, we expect our assertive outreach to Groupon subscribers will increase Groupon visibility among followers exponentially,” Wright said.
Groupon, whose website sends local daily deals and discount offers to subscribers, continued its stock slide yesterday to a record low $4.05 per share on the news that Starbucks had chosen to partner with the company’s main rival, Living Social, for a new offer.