DealNews

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DealNews Inc.
Dealnews logo.png
Available inEnglish
Founded1997
HeadquartersHuntsville, Alabama, U.S
Founder(s)Daniel de Grandpre and D. Richard Moss[1]
IndustryComparison shopping website
Websitedealnews.com
Current statusActive

DealNews is a comparison shopping website for consumer electronics, apparel, and other products. Founded in 1997 by Daniel de Grandpre, the website was included in PCWorld's “100 Best Products of 2006 List".[2] According to Alexa Internet, Inc., DealNews.com is a top 1,000 website in the USA.[3] During the Black Friday season, the site publishes data driven shopping reports, including deal predictions and price benchmarks for various categories. The DealNews app is available for both iOS and Android smartphones. The company is headquartered in Huntsville, AL.

History[edit]

The website was launched in 1997 by Daniel de Grandpre and Richard Moss as deal-mac.[4][5] Initially, the website posted online prices for Apple Macintosh products. Later, in 1999, the business was renamed as DealNews.com to include PC hardware, software, DVD movies, TV and apparel deals as well. DealNews.com also operates the DealCoupon.com domain.[6]

Awards and recognition[edit]

DealNews.com was declared No 1 on the "Top 10 Black Friday Sites List" by PC Mag[7] and was listed as one of the "Best Retail Deals Coupon Sites" by Yahoo.[8] DealNews was listed at #24 on PC World's "100 Best Products of 2006 List". The site was also included on the 2011 "Gold and Excellence Awards" list from Top Ten Reviews[9] and was declared an “Editor's Favorite” by the Washington Post;[10] Stephanie Rosenbloom in a 2011 New York Times article included the website in a list of recommended sites, describing it as “credible and well researched".[11]” The website has been named as "Official Honoree" in the 11th and 12th Annual Webby Awards.[12][13]

Black Friday predictions[edit]

DealNews.com publishes a Black Friday predictions report annually; the report provides practical shopping advice and price benchmarks. Its sixth annual report was released on 1 October 2013. In the 2012 predictions report, 73% of DealNews’ forecasts were found to be accurate, either predicting the correct price or finding a price that was even lower.[14]

Mobile applications[edit]

The DealNews app is available for iOS and Android smartphones.[15] As of February 2014, the Android app has been downloaded between 100,000 - 500,000 times.[16] DealNews has also introduced a Black Friday app for iOS and Android.[17][18] In 2012, DealNews RSS was selected for the Best Mobile App Award.[19]

Philanthropy[edit]

After the 2004 Indonesian Tsunami, DealNews and its readers raised over $10,000. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, both parties collectively raised $107,392 for the Red Cross relief efforts.[20] The company also raised $100,000 in response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake.[21][22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company Overview of dealnews.com, Inc". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  2. ^ "The 100 Best Products of 2006". PC World. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
  3. ^ "DealNews Data". Alexa.Com. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Company Overview of dealnews.com, Inc". BloomBerg Business Week. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Site Is Mac Daddy of Apple Deals". Wired.com. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  6. ^ "A look back ... 10 years of our Macworld Expo coverage". DealMac.com. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Top 10 Black Friday Site List". PC Mag. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  8. ^ "15 Sites to Help You Find Amazing Holiday Deals ... - Yahoo Shopping". Yahoo.com. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  9. ^ "dealnews". Top Ten Reviews. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Avoid the Crowds and Save Money Online". Washington Post. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  11. ^ STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOM. "Holiday Shopping at the Last Minute? No Worries Online". NY Times. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  12. ^ "Winners Webby Awards - 2007". Webby Awards. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  13. ^ "Winners 200 - Webby Awards". Webby Awards. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  14. ^ "DealNews Releases it's 2013 Black Friday Predictions". Reuters. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
  15. ^ "The Best Black Friday Apps To Score Every Bargain". Applenapps.com. Retrieved 2014-02-26.
  16. ^ "Black Friday App". Google Play. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  17. ^ "YOUR MONEY-Smartphone apps for last minute pre-shopping". Mitch Lipka. Reuters. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
  18. ^ "Top 5 Black Friday Gotchas". Reuters. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
  19. ^ "DealNews RSS". Best Mobile App Awards LLC. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  20. ^ "dealnews Hurricane Relief fundraiser totals $107,392". Dealnews.com. 2005-09-08. Retrieved 2014-02-26.
  21. ^ "DealNews Will Match Up to $50,000 in donations for Haiti Relief". DealNews.com. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  22. ^ "DealNews matches Haiti donations 100%". Retrieved 1 February 2014.