raises $168 million from IPO

The Associated Press has raised $168 million from an initial public offering of its common stock.

The company delivers digital coupons and Promotional Codes to consumers. said in a regulatory filing that more than 2,000 brands from more than 700 consumer packaged goods companies and many grocery, drug and mass merchandise retailers use its service.

The IPO of 10.5 million shares is above the 10 million shares initially expected in the offering, according to the filing. The offering priced at $16 per share, above the projected range of $12 to $14 per share. Inc. is giving the underwriters an option to buy up to an additional 1.6 million shares.

Last year the Mountain View, Calif., company distributed 315 billion coupons, with 2.8 billion redeemed. said in its filing that it generated revenue from more than 1.3 billion transactions in 2013. That’s up 43 percent from 2012. said in its filing that it plans to use the offering’s net proceeds for general corporate purposes, including working capital, sales and marketing activities, general and administrative matters and capital expenditures. The company said that it may also use part of the proceeds for the acquisition of, or investment in, technologies, solutions or businesses that complement its business. It may also use part of the proceeds to satisfy anticipated tax withholding and remittance obligations related to the settlement of its outstanding restricted stock units.

In 2013 reported revenue of $167.9 million. That’s up from $112.1 million in the previous year.

The shares are expected to start trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday under the “COUP” ticker symbol.

  • In Egypt’s newest reality television show, contestants sold fruit juice from push carts in Cairo’s busiest market and later organized a desert safari for tourists, hustling to make sales in the capital’s crowded streets.

  • The federal government’s road safety watchdog is ordering child seat maker Graco to explain why it didn’t include 1.8 million infant seats in a recent recall for faulty buckles. The company says it will comply with the request.

  • U.S. employers stepped up hiring in February despite a blast of harsh winter weather, renewing hopes that the economy could accelerate this year.

iPhone 5s Deal Drops Price to $1 at Best Buy with Trade

A new iPhone 5s deal cuts the price of the iPhone 5s to $1 on a two-year contract at Best Buy Buy today and Saturday March 1st with the trade of a working iPhone 4s or iPhone 5.

This is one of the best iPhone 5s deals we’ve seen since Black Friday and it is a better deal than trading in a iPhone 4s at a third-party. While there is chatter of an iPhone 6 release in about six months, this is one of the best ways to get $150 for an old 8GB or 16GB iPhone 4s as long as you are eligible for a new contract.

This iPhone 5s deal drops the price of the iPhone 5s from $199 to $149.99 for the next two days and promises a minimum $150 Best Buy gift card for a working iPhone 5 or iPhone 4s. If you qualify for a new two-year contract on Verizon, AT&T and Sprint this is a good deal to look into.

Users will need to go in to a local Best Buy store to trade in the iPhone 5 or iPhone 4s for an iPhone 5s. While this is a good deal, we don’t expect Best Buy to be out of stock on specific colors. This deal is only valid on the 16GB model of the iPhone 5s. This is the cheapest iPhone 5s model thanks to the lower storage limit, which may not be enough for every user, but it remains a good choice for many users.

iPhone 5s deals with a trade can offer a lot of value to users, but it is a good idea to check the trade-in value of the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s at Gazelle or even on eBay. The iPhone 4s trade in values for the 8GB and 16GB models on Verizon are around $80 in fair condition, which means users get almost double the value by trading in at Best Buy during this promotion. The AT&T iPhone 4s is worth $120 to $130 at Gazelle, but users still get more value from Best Buy.

It is not worth trading in the iPhone 5 for this deal. Gazelle offers at least $200 for the iPhone 5 on Verizon or AT&T, which is $50 more than the Best Buy deal promises. Best Buy’s $150 deal is a minimum, so users may still get a good deal at Best Buy, but it is important to know the best deal before going in to Best Buy.

Users should back up their current iPhone 4s or iPhone 5 before heading in to Best Buy to make the process go smoother. Make sure to reset the iPhone 5 or iPhone 4s before passing it off to a Best Buy Mobile Employee to keep your data safe.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and He’s always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email:[email protected]

Developers can now run their own discount sales on Steam

If you thought there were already enough Amazon Deal sales on Steam, get ready for a whole lot more.

Steam today announced that developers can now run their own sales via the online store, for whatever price they want, and at whatever time suits them. Previously, developers have had to work with Valve to decide on when discounts would occur.

As spotted by a Reddit user, Valve announced the move in the private Steamworks Development forums. Developers can choose to create their own custom sales, or opt in to take part in upcoming weeklong sales.

All Steamworks devs need do is open up the product they are aiming to discount, select however much discount they require, and choose a timeframe. Sales can last up to two weeks.

Check below for a screenshot of the Steamworks announcement.

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EZ Way Parking Heats Things Up with Winter Promo Codes

Newark, NJ-EZ Way Parking and Megaleads team up to optimize their website and launch a new Winter Promo Code Program for cheap Newark Airport Parking spaces.

(PRWEB) February 18, 2014 

EZ Way Parking recently took steps to ensure that their customers fare well during the harsh winter season. They were able to expand their shuttle service that runs 24/7 just in time for the big game that recently took place in East Rutherford, NJ. Heavy traffic conditions combined with the slippery roads did not stop EZ Way Parking from getting their customers to and from the Newark Airport without a hitch. Now that their home base is fully equipped for the bad weather, EZ Way Parking is now looking forward to offering their online customer base cheap airport parking.

EZ Way Parking knows that things can heat up fast when trying to plan a major trip during the hectic winter season. That is why they are looking to cool things down with their Winter Best Deals for Newark Airport Parking. New online customers can sign up for the Winter Promo Codes on the Promo Codes page that is located on EZ Way Parking’s updated company website. Their marketing manager, Megaleads, is looking forward to EZ Way’s latest promotion. Founder and CEO of Megaleads, Jim Alamia, states: “We know that people spend a bundle on flights as it is and we are glad that EZ Way’s customers are able to catch a break with these new promo codes for cheap Newark Airport Parking.”

EZ Way Parking has also announced that customers can save 35% by booking their Newark Airport Parking space on EZ Way’s company website. Customers can now book a reservation right on EZ Way’s updated home page where all they have to do is enter arrival, departure, email, and their promo code. EZ Way has also updated their FAQ page with all the information their customers need including daily rates, directions to the lot, affiliate and corporate parking, their 24/7 shuttle service, and also how to sign up for coupons for Newark Airport Parking. Megaleads is pleased with EZ Way’s updated website. Jim Alamia states: “We are thrilled to see EZ Way encourage their customers to utilize their user friendly website to book a reservation for airport parking by offering an exclusive low Internet daily parking rate. This will open up an entire new market for EZ Way and we are confident that they will grow a strong online customer base.”


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Wellness Advantage Lessens Financial Burden of High Insurance Deductibles

Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 

The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) provides health insurance for all, regardless of income and preexisting conditions. However, the negatives may outweigh the positives for many.

Premiums range $200 to more than $1,000 per month, with deductibles from $2,000 to $6,000 or higher. Many life saving prescriptions are not covered. Many plans only provide dental and vision coverage for dependents younger than 20 years old.

A healthy millennial may find health insurance premiums at $70 to $100, with a deductible of $5,000 or more. For a healthy 20-something, paying the penalty for not enrolling in health insurance and for health services may make economic sense.

The solution is the Wellness Advantage, powered by WellCard Health.

  • This is not health insurance; it is a discount health card
  • The card has no fees, is free to employers and members, and can be used by the entire family.
  • The card provides discounts of up to 50% for doctor visits, dental, vision and hearing care, prescription drugs, laboratory tests, MRI and imaging, and surgical centers.
  • Subscribers receive 24/7 doctor service, assistance with reducing medical bills, and discounts on vitamins and daily living products.
  • Over 410,000 physicians; 45,000 ancillary providers; 59,000 pharmacies, including CVS, Walgreens, Duane Reade; 11,000 vision care centers, including Pearle Vision, LensCrafters, sears optical Vision and JC Penney Optical; 3,500 MRI, CT and PET scan centers; and 1,500 Beltone locations accept the Wellness Advantage card, powered by WellCard Health.
  • Savings of up to 50% on generic drugs, including pharmaceuticals not included in other plans.
  • Employers can request cards to give to employees.
  • Once enrolled, members can use a powerful search engine to locate medical, dental and vision providers in their area.
  • For more information, or to request Wellness Advantage.

"I am honored to represent and provide this incredible discount health care card to those who follow my research. The card is available to anyone who attends my lectures or registers through my website. It is my way of saying thanks to all of you for supporting me in my career," stated Peter Greenlaw.

About Peter Greenlaw
Peter Greenlaw, lecturer and author on wellness and nutrition, is the spokesperson for the Wellness Advantage, powered by WellCard Health. He is the co-author of three books including the TDOS Syndrome&; (toxicity, deficiency of nutrition, overweight and stress), and co-hosts “The New Health Conversation” on Colorado PBS.

About WellCard Health&; is a leading provider of empowering health and wellness solutions, giving members access to pre-negotiated discounts on prescription drugs and a wide range of health care services.


Ukraine opposition signs deal to end crisis

KIEV, Ukraine - A tentative Review that promises early elections has been reached to resolve Ukraine’s political crisis following all-night talks with leaders from the opposition and representatives from the European Union and Russia, the Ukrainian president’s office said Friday.

The Associated Press reported that two opposition spokeswomen said the deal was signed in the Ukrainian president’s office Friday, but had no details.

Statements released on the website of President Yanukovych’s office on Friday morning gave few details, but Yanukovych did say he would start the process for early elections that would end in a coalition government.

No specific dates were given.

He also promised constitutional reforms trimming presidential powers, a key demand of protesters.

"As the president of Ukraine and the guarantor of the Constitution, today I am fulfilling my duty before the people, before Ukraine and before God in the name of saving the nation, in the name of preserving people’s lives, in the name of peace and calm of our land," the president said in a statement on his website.

But crucially, for hours Friday there had been no official confirmation from the opposition, the EU or Russia that a deal had been reached. There were also reports of continuing violence on the streets of Kiev as police said they fired shots at protesters in response to being fired upon themselves.

UKRAINE: Fast primer on latest developments

Earlier, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who was involved in the talks along with his German and Polish counterparts, said on Europe-1 radio Friday that “as long as things are not effectively completed, we must remain very prudent.”

"The opposition wants to consult a certain number of its supporters, which is understandable," he said. "We discussed all subjects during these negotiations. It was done in an extremely difficult atmosphere, because there were dozens of dead and the country is on the verge of civil war."

A lull in fighting appeared to hold on Friday morning, as several thousand protesters milled around Maidan Square, and volunteers walked freely to the protest camps to donate food and other packages.

Looking exhausted, the protesters expressed defiance.

"We are strong because we are together," said Stepan Kubiv, a protestor in the capita. "On Wednesday, the fascists declared a truce. "Yesterday morning, I met a friend here - now he is dead."

"We are one, and we will never break Ukraine apart. Kiev stands."

In a sign of the high tensions, armed law enforcement officers tried to enter parliament Friday morning during a debate over measures to end the crisis. Shouting lawmakers pushed them out.

On Thursday, leaders in Europe voted to impose sanctions on Ukraine’s leaders after a truce was shattered by government police who fired into crowds of protesters, killing as many as 100 people in the bloodiest day of violence since the confrontation began in November.

Hjelmgaard reported from London; the Associated Press contributed

What began as a movement to force the government to sign a trade deal with the European Union changed into one calling for the government to step down and new elections.

Red Bryant now a big deal on the Seahawks’ defensive line

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. - He’s an inspiration to teammates. He rallies them with speeches. He is a captain who needs to play well for the Seahawks to win Super Bowl XLVIII.

And he’s not Russell Wilson.

Defensive end Red Bryant is a critical figure to Seattle’s success. He helps anchor an underrated line that star safety Kam Chancellor calls “savages.”

Bryant cuts a large figure - 6-foot-5 and 326 pounds - on the field and in meetings. He’s been a captain of a football team since his freshman year at Texas A&M, a remarkable achievement for a man who didn’t think he would go to college because of his dyslexia. He said he was diagnosed in first grade, but it wasn’t until his high school English teacher at Jasper (Texas) High intervened that he saw hope.

"I owe so much to her, Sue Brooks. We gave our son the (middle name) Brooks. She was so instrumental in my life," said Bryant, whose beloved teacher died of cancer in 2009. "She was always encouraging me, telling me that I wasn’t dumb, that I just learned differently.

"Getting my college degree is one of the proudest moments in my life."

Brooks received permission to read Bryant the questions on his ACT exam, helping him qualify on his fourth attempt. Brooks and her husband even drove Bryant on recruiting trips because he was afraid to fly. He now stands in front of the Seahawks as a voice of reason.

"It was hard for me to get to the point to where I could speak to a group. I talk from the heart," said Bryant, who will be counted on Sunday to provide pressure on Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. "I believe that resonates with some guys."

Trash talk recycled. Trash talk finally surfaced at the Super Bowl. Too bad it involved a player not in the game. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick continued his feud Thursday with Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman.

Sherman said it was “a joke” that the 49ers in general, and Kaepernick specifically, thought Michael Crabtree could beat him for the winning touchdown reception late in the NFC title game. Kaepernick reacted with venom in an interview with the New York Post.

"His comments were ridiculous. If you have to tell people how good you are, then how good are you really?" said Kaepernick, who admitted that he’s pulling for the Broncos to win Sunday.

Fortune teller. The Broncos and Seahawks played at MetLife Stadium this season, both beating the Giants. Chancellor allowed himself to look ahead.

"I wrote in my notebook, ‘See you soon,’ " Chancellor said of MetLife Stadium, site of the Super Bowl.

Bobby Wagner: Know your Seahawks linebacker. On a team of underdogs and late-round draft choices, Bobby Wagner is a leader, his skills honed at unheralded Utah State.

Wagner is responsible for the Seahawks’ defensive positioning, but he won’t get lost in Peyton Manning’s audibles.

“We need to do what we’ve done all season. Be physical and be aggressive,” Wagner said.

Wagner has led the Seahawks in tackles the past two years, notching 119 this season after setting a Seattle rookie record with 140 in 2012. Watch for Wagner to become a key factor in Denver’s rub routes or pick plays.

“We know they are coming,” he said. “We are going to hit ‘em. And keep hitting them.”

Footnotes. It was “Turnover Thursday” for Seattle at practice. Coach Pete Carroll thrives on creating competition, and this is when the units get after it. The defense has won all but one week against the offense. … Seattle’s kicker and punter practiced at MetLife Stadium this week to get adjusted to the conditions facing them Sunday. … Bryant is a big fan of A&M’s Johnny Manziel. He said the play of Wilson, a mobile QB, helped pave the way for Manziel.

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Promotional Codep>New Zealand has signed a $127 million contract with Wichita, Kan.-based Beechcraft Corp. for military pilot training.

Defense Minister Jonathan Coleman said Monday that the contract includes 11 Beechcraft T-6C turboprop planes as well as ground simulators and training systems that will be implemented in classrooms and on computers.

Trainee pilots will begin using the new system in 2016.

New Zealand has a defense force of about 14,000. It stationed a small number of troops in Afghanistan for a decade before withdrawing them last year.

U.S. Embassy Charg&; d’Affaires Colin Crosby says the announcement is great news for New Zealand’s Air Force and good news for U.S. business.

New Zealand military pilots are currently trained on systems provided by Pacific Aerospace and Beechcraft that the government considers outdated.