Groupon CEO Andrew Mason On Acquisition rumours: "Ugggggggghhhhh!"

Andrew Mason, Groupon

Kara Swisher just set the tech world on fire with a report that Yahoo is considering acquiring Groupon.

Based on prior experience, we were pretty sure Groupon founder and CEO Andrew Mason wouldn’t have a lot to say to us about the report, but we had to give it a shot. We’re glad we did, because it led to this explosive interview. [not quite verbatim, but very close.]:

Andrew Mason: Hello?

SAI: Hey, it’s Nick Saint with SAI.

AM: Ugggggggghhhhhh!

SAI: Yeah…

AM: Ugggggghhhhhh! I’m sick. So that’s all I’m going to be able to say for the duration of this conversation. Ugggggggghhhhhhhh!

SAI: I’m sorry to hear that. So, Kara Swisher says Yahoo is thinking of buying you. Any comment on that?

AM: Uggggggghhhhhhh!

SAI: Yeah, that’s what I figured. But do you–

AM: Have you ever seen Friday Night Lights?

SAI: I watched the first few episodes. Couldn’t get into it.

AM: I watched the first two episodes of Lost. Didn’t get into it. So it took me forever to watch the third episode. Then I watched all of it. So sometimes it takes 3 or 4 tries.

SAI: Yeah, I guess that’s–

AM: So, I have to go……. back to work.

SAI: OK, thanks for taking the call. I’ll call you about something that you’re more willing to talk about soon.

AM: Yeah, I’m sure we’ll have an awesome conversation soon.

I’m looking forward to it.

See also: Groupon Writes The Funniest Product FAQ We’ve Ever Read

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