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Thursday, March 23
Groupon may be the juggernaut, but rivals are nipping at its heels. Seattle-based Tippr just bought ChiTown Deals in an effort to boost its local presence. Meanwhile, New York's LivingSocial is ramping up its Chicago offerings, and local upstart CrowdClick launches next week.