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#SFSNYC VIDEO: Scale Still Elusive for Hyperlocals, But Hope Springs Eternal

4 Comments 15 November 2013 by

According to BuzzMachine blogger and author Jeff Jarvis, AOL's Patch did hyperlocal scale all wrong: "What they should have been was a sales network for local sites," he said during a conversation with CBS Local Digital Media President Ezra Kucharz at Street Fight Summit last month. "If that existed, other local sites would have been able to start. It would have led to mass opportunity..."

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Why Partnerships Are Key to the Future of Local

1 Comment 26 October 2013 by

The future of local lies in partnerships. That was the topic of a wide-ranging discussion between Ohad Tzur, North America Lead for Google's Wildfire partnership program, CEO Jed Kleckner, and Leaf CEO Aron Schwarzkopf, during a panel at Street Fight Summit on Friday morning...

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LivingSocial CEO: Our Business Isn’t ‘Daily Deals,’ It’s Ad Dollars

No Comments 25 October 2013 by

"We realized with the asset base that we had that we should be able to do other things and leverage it into new areas," said Tim O'Shaughnessy at Street Fight Summit on Thursday in New York. "How do we take the hundreds of thousands of merchants that we work with, the tens of millions of customers that we have, this big salesforce, and a technology team and figure out new ways to get customers through the doors of merchants."

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Well-Funded SocialRadar Works on App for Local Social Discovery

1 Comment 06 September 2013 by

In April, Blackboard co-founder Michael Chasen founded a new venture called SocialRadar, planning to build a new app that will provide real-time location-specific information about people nearby. Eight weeks later, Chasen and his team raised nearly $13 million. We asked Chasen about his quick and successful fundraise, how Blackboard informed the founding of SocialRadar, and why the world needs another social discovery app...

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With $2.5M in the Bank, Trover Eyes ‘Phase Two’ of Its Photo-Sharing Community

No Comments 30 August 2013 by

With 130,000 monthly users, Trover's numbers aren't enormous, but the community is engaged and growing. And for now that's just fine for CEO Jason Karas. He spoke with Street Fight recently about the company's recent fundraise, how to eventually monetize the power of passion, and the strengths of a tiny team...

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Survey: 52% of SMBs Still Don’t Have a Website

1 Comment 22 August 2013 by

Yodle has released the findings from its first Small Business Sentiment Survey, which recently asked 306 small business owners nationwide for their perspectives on a variety of topics, and found some interesting results when it comes to SMBs and technology. According to the survey, "many small business owners are still not adopting modern technology and marketing approaches."

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5 Things SMBs Need to Know About Their Customers in the Multiplatform Era

1 Comment 21 August 2013 by

In a Street Fight webinar Tuesday sponsored by YP, Greg Sterling, a senior analyst with Opus Research and contributing editor at Search Engine Land spoke with Sanjay Sood, YP's SVP of consumer platforms, about new strategies small businesses can use to get discovered by consumers in the smartphone age...

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PriceGrabber Acquires Snapette

No Comments 20 August 2013 by

Mobile shopping app Snapette is getting a new home. The company, which has 1.5 million users, is being acquired by e-commerce platform and shopping site PriceGrabber for an undisclosed sum. For Snapette, it's a play for scale. The company boasts partnerships with over 200 brands and retailers worldwide, but PriceGrabber puts millions of shoppers in touch with more than 12,000 merchants and sellers, driving more than $1 billion in annual sales...

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Do Hipsters Do Hyperlocal?: Bedford + Bowery Editor on Communities and Culture

No Comments 26 June 2013 by

NYU's hyperlocal East Village blog is growing up and adding a few new 'hoods. The Local, which had covered New York's East Village and the Lower East Side, has become Bedford + Bowery, a site that now also covers the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bushwick. So what makes these neighborhoods — hipster havens of the highest order — a fertile proving ground for hyperlocal? We spoke with Daniel Maurer, the NYU professor who oversees the venture to talk a bit about how the project has evolved...

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FiveStars Partners With Rogers in Canada, Launches ‘Vicinity’

No Comments 29 May 2013 by

FiveStars and Canadian media giant Rogers Communications have launched a new local customer loyalty service called Vicinity, which represents the California-based company's first foray into international markets....

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