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Brad Feld: Startup Founders Should Focus on Defining ‘Cultural Norms’

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Brad Feld: Startup Founders Should Focus on Defining ‘Cultural Norms’

The Foundry Group and TechStars co-founder has seen his share of startups. He is co-author of the book “Startup Opportunities: Know When to Quit Your Day Job,” which had its second edition released last month. Street Fight caught up with Feld recently to talk about some of the trickier issues in starting a company.

After Some Challenging Pivots, Moz Digs Deeper for Growth

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After Some Challenging Pivots, Moz Digs Deeper for Growth

After several years of fast growth pushing into a variety of different marketing products , the firm announced last August that it was laying off 28 percent of its workforce in order to refocus on its core competencies. We caught up with CEO Sarah Bird recently to talk about the changes and where she sees the digital marketing industry headed.

Study: 55% of Mall Shoppers Would Shop at an Online Retailer’s Brick-and-Mortar Store

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Study: 55% of Mall Shoppers Would Shop at an Online Retailer’s Brick-and-Mortar Store

Online retailers like Warby Parker and Bonobos have been experimenting for years with pop-up stores and actual brick-and-mortar locations. This phenomenon was the subject of a recent study conducted by ChargeItSpot, which provides cell phone charging stations for retailers and events.

Gannett Acquires SweetIQ, Building Out ReachLocal’s Suite of Digital Products

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Gannett Acquires SweetIQ, Building Out ReachLocal’s Suite of Digital Products

Gannett announced on Thursday afternoon that it has acquired Montreal-based listings management company SweetIQ, which will be rolled into its ReachLocal suite of software for small businesses and brands. SweetIQ’s products provide local businesses with tools to manage their listings and reputation, and measure consumer engagement.

Yext Shares Up Sharply in Initial Day of Trading, Portending Well for Local

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Yext Shares Up Sharply in Initial Day of Trading, Portending Well for Local

Yext’s shares jumped nearly 22% in the company’s initial day of trading, with the price rising as high as $14.25 per share before settling to $13.41 at close. The strong opening was a hopeful message from Wall Street for the local marketing industry, which has been looking to Yext’s IPO as a bellwether.

Near CEO: Bad Data Remains a Big Challenge for Location Platforms

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Near CEO: Bad Data Remains a Big Challenge for Location Platforms

Near enables brands and businesses to “visualize, engage and analyze audience data including their location and behavior for data-driven decisions.” Street Fight recently caught up with Near’s founder and CEO, Anil Mathews, to talk about location intelligence in 2017 and what types of new use cases we may soon see.

Why Omnivore’s POS-Connection Platform Is Really an ‘App Store’ for Restaurants

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Why Omnivore’s POS-Connection Platform Is Really an ‘App Store’ for Restaurants

The platform, which connects apps to POS systems, is making it easier for restaurants to find and test new technology. We recently caught up with founder and CEO Mike Wior to talk about the unique issues facing restaurant tech, and how Omnivore’s service can enable more experimentation and innovation.

YP CEO: Tech Companies Have Required ‘More of Our Clients Than We Need To’

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YP CEO: Tech Companies Have Required ‘More of Our Clients Than We Need To’

In August, YP announced that former Cox Automotive Media Solutions Group President Jared Rowe would take the company’s helm as CEO. Street Fight recently caught up with Rowe to talk about how he’s found the first few months on the job, how he thinks local is evolving, and when he thinks the last print Yellow Pages will eventually be printed.

PlaceIQ Announces Strategic Investment From Alibaba Group, Expansion Into China

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PlaceIQ Announces Strategic Investment From Alibaba Group, Expansion Into China

The location-based audience and insights platform has partnered with — and received a strategic investment from — Alibaba Group, the largest online and mobile commerce company in the world. The minority investment will be used to help PlaceIQ scale its operations globally, beginning with the Chinese market.