Street Fight Daily: Groupon a Tough Sell, TripAdvisor Changes Hands | Street Fight

Headlines

Street Fight Daily: Groupon a Tough Sell, TripAdvisor Changes Hands

0 Comments 12 December 2012 by

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.

When Does Groupon — Still at More Than 80 Percent Off — Become a Deal for Someone? (AllThingsD)
Sources close to Google — which had offered $6 billion for the company before it went public — said that Google has not been contemplating a second foray into acquiring Groupon. The same is true for eBay, said sources, and Amazon is an unlikely buyer because it already owns a stake in LivingSocial, the second-largest daily deals provider.

TripAdvisor Shifts to Malone (The Wall Street Journal)
John Malone’s Liberty Interactive bought control of TripAdvisor, snapping up most of Chairman Barry Diller’s stake in the travel-information website for about $300 million. Mr. Diller only owned 3% of the company, but he was able to win such a premium thanks to a proxy he held that allowed him to vote supervoting stock in TripAdvisor owned by Liberty.

Verizon Responds to FCC Complaint Over Blocking of Google Wallet (Droid-Life)
Over a year after launch, Google Wallet is still not available to Verizon’s NFC-equipped phones. Verizon’s argument, which is laid out in a response to an FCC complaint, suggests that since Google Wallet uses the “secure element” on your phone, it needs to go through a separate approval process of theirs, one that Google apparently knows about already.

Nokia Gets Serious About Vehicle Navigation with Drive (GigaOm)
Nokia’s latest version of its Drive software aims to emulate a full-feature embedded vehicle navigation systems, which leads me to wonder if Nokia has plans to get into the connected car market with a bring-your-own-maps strategy.

Mobile Devices Will Outnumber PCs Very Soon (Internet2Go)
If you’re inclined to believe financial analysts then mobile device ownership (smartphones + tablets) will trump PC ownership on a global basis some time next year. These are radical changes in the marketplace that are still slow to sink in with publishers and advertisers unfortunatley.

Livestar Adds New Features, But Its Best Feature Was There at the Beginning: Utility (PandoDaily)
Sarah Lacy: There is only one reason I started using OpenTable’s mobile app to find a restaurant near me instead of Yelp: Because with OpenTable I can see availability now and make an instant reservation in about a minute. Should I find what I want, I can actually act on it. This is where any mobile discovery app needs to go, and Livestar has nailed this element.

Get Street Fight Daily in your inbox! Subscribe to our newsletter.


Denver, Colo. — March, 5th, 2015 — Learn from the pros, network with partners and clients, and ski! Don't miss our second annual event on this important topic.
EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW $399!

Newsletter

Get hyperlocal industry headlines in your inbox every morning. Subscribe to the Street Fight Daily newsletter.


See how brands compare in local presence across areas such as local SEO, data accuracy, social engagement and more. Presented by Where2GetIt and Street Fight. Click here to see the battle!

Free White Paper: Contextualization

Learn how to deliver better, revenue-driving consumer experiences. Download "Contextualization: Leveraging Location-Based Technology and Mobile to Drive Success for Brands."

Sponsored by Artisan Mobile.

Follow Us

Get the latest Street Fight news, information and analysis via Twitter and Facebook.

The Commerce Graph

The “Commerce Graph” is a new framework we have developed to think about the future of physical exchange. The model offers an alternative to the dominant narrative about the commerce landscape that frames digital networks as an adversary of physical exchange.

The $20 Billion Mobile Marketing Opportunity

Strategies and insights into the landscape of targeting options and how they deliver foot traffic and sales for SMBs.
Check out our 2013 report and get your copy today!

Twitter

© 2014 Street Fight.

Powered by WordPress. Hosting by Page.ly