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CEO is adding the responsibilities of chief operating officer to his -- today the company's CEO always returning to go all.
And group wants IPO seems to be taken a back seat.
You know that's a nice way of saying -- they're they're leaving groupon after just a couple of months and returning to backfield job that He had left before you.
The daily deal site stating that or is that group on specific joining us now on a Fox Business exclusive is the CEO and co-founder.
-- competitor gilt -- Kevin Ryan.
All we're reading about of the Wall Street Journal were reporting here on Fox Business this group -- passed up this opportunity to be bought by Google for six billion 'cause they were gonna come out this big IPO.
What's the latest I mean this is your industry what are you hearing.
So I think people are being hard on -- you know it's extraordinary three and a half years ago they started this company and today if they go out and -- ten billion dollar valuation -- going to be disappointed.
I think -- the three to start a company today and that was worth ten billion we feel pretty -- -- I think you're to see a little bit of management -- I think the group -- -- very aggressive company so and it's aggressive in a good way and once a while the step over the line but in general it's a very viable asset.
But the come -- competitors are very aggressive to end or they're too many competitors now was the business model.
A mistaken in believing that not as many products would come on line to compete with that.
I think what you're seeing now is actually that in the in the daily deal space there are too many players but actually there's only two big players and then there's one or two high -- players like gilts.
There aren't many players of scale and skills really important.
An offer for -- Restaurant that's two blocks away from here when it when you can provide a 100000 people that are within two box that's -- after losing subscribers aren't they they're losing members.
There's -- to be to churn so they sign up a lot of people have a global try it and then they won't like it.
But let's not forget the other or do whatever three billion dollars in revenue this year that's pretty impressive.
Gilt Groupe is impressive.
Just a couple of years ago you guys put this together and suddenly it turned a lot of normal people into total -- -- waiting to one minute before noon when that the site becomes active with the latest daily deals.
Let's just for show people for example how did morph this company -- are you just a basic here's a daily deal to.
Full price product gas in your park -- bomb site which -- not at which is kind of more from that.
Absolutely is so -- is a good example -- -- -- -- we haven't parking bond which is a full price retailer and that this is that this is to boot this is.
A -- double monk strap.
To -- is a great brand.
Meet in New York only 350 dollars is an 800 dollar issue and that's full price by -- right for that company this is not a discount or not is not just -- these are made in Italy these are fantastic is -- the issues.
Ed -- -- it's it's very trendy it's a classic design coming back -- we're finding great designers like this and bring -- forth for people.
To lighten up their workable little bit so we're doing it's across the board we have full price in travel light jet -- For -- -- -- is too many businesses are complaining about the current conditions in DC and regulations in the government get out of our faces you have launched more companies in both good times and bad.
-- part of them what's your message.
So my message from a government point of view is for consumers -- -- frustrated that our two parties aren't getting together getting something done.
As an Internet company as an industry where we're creating a huge number of jobs this is not getting in the way of what we're doing it's not uncertainty about tax.
-- it's not -- about health -- it's changing anything I do.
We're not I can sell a lot of items in creative businesses and going forward I'm -- -- do that and so luckily government is not -- -- at all and it's not a problem.
So you're hiring even though the unemployment rate stays above 9% why you think itself up so high it remains so well worried an industry that is doing very well there's a fundamental shift to people buying online that we're benefiting from.
So there -- many industries out there isn't the kind of people -- hiring though is that the fact that you need college graduates for example of yet we need.
Mean we need people in York city we need specific technology skills need buying skills -- And so we're inventory competitive market for people.
Because that group of people by the way -- a much lower unemployment rate than the than the high school graduates or high school drop out of Italy and it's competitive to get -- so it's a very different environment here.
And it is median industrial midwest where it's.
Well that's competition to get CEOs Kevin we cant let you go without asking -- your name was floated as may be replacement for Carol Bartz at Yahoo! where you contacted by the company would you go to Yahoo! if called up to -- -- time.
So I know and I see I'm not leaving gilts and I've I've seen my name -- down here but Yahoo! is really not contacted me and I I'm not can be it's flattering them.
It's flattering but you know what I do is really -- And guides a great company and I started it Yahoo! I think there's a lot of potential Yahoo! but that's a very tricky turn around great to have you thank thank you so much for --
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