Noah Davis | Street Fight - Part 2

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Heard on the Street

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

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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’

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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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Square’s Kimble: There’s ‘More Opportunity Than Obstacle’ in Payments Space

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San Francisco-based mobile payments company Square continues to grow at a rapid clip. Chuck Kimble, who heads up the company's strategic partnerships, will be appearing on a panel next week in San Francisco at Street Fight Summit West, so we took the opportunity to catch up with him recently over email and find out more about how the company is planning to expand beyond its initial mandate mobile payments...

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Waze Builds Out Traffic Maps to Add Context in Location

No Comments 21 May 2013 by

Andy Ellwood, the company's senior director of business development, will be appearing on a panel at Street Fight Summit West in a couple of weeks in San Francisco to talk about how the future of mapping tech plays into hyperlocal marketing. Street Fight caught up with him recently to talk about how Waze makes money, the vitality of context, and fighting off Google...

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Heard on the Street

Publisher Dave Harte Weighs in on the Quest for Hyperlocal Success in the U.K.

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"I think we're in a place where the larger media organizations are in the second cycle of trying to rethink hyperlocal, and in the meantime there have been some smaller innovators, often ex-journalists themselves, who are starting to develop out of it," says the Bourneville Village publisher. "The key still remains having people in place to sell ads."

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Yipit Co-Founder: Hyperlocal Is Coming to Be Defined By ‘Marketplaces’

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"I think what would surprise most people is that the 'daily deal' industry is actually stable and increasing," Jim Moran told Street Fight. "By this point the vast majority of revenue is driven by repeat customers, both on the consumer and the merchant size. One time users have moved on over a year ago, and the market will now grow as offer quality and user experience continues to improve. ... The only thing surprising to me about the daily deal industry is that we still haven't been able to agree on a better name for it."

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