Yesterday, three news stories appeared that reported essentially the same thing:
Board members at Groupon were discussing firing the company’s CEO, Andrew Mason.
These news stories did not cite each other. Rather, they cited “sources” close to the situation. (Kara Swisher at All Things D broke the story.* Then Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal followed. Kara Swisher is a great reporter and may have flushed out the information, but sources confirmed it–not just to her but to the WSJ and Bloomberg*).