Steven Jacobs | Street Fight

Off the Block

Silicon Valley Looks to Put a Cloud Over Main Street

No Comments 19 September 2014 by

If you listened to folks in Silicon Valley, it seems like there’s never been a better time to run a small business. The data suggests otherwise. But as marketing automation spreads, SMBs are poised to become stiffer competition...

Continue Reading

Headlines

Facebook

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Tweaks Algorithm, Airbnb Shuffles Amid IPO Speculation

No Comments 19 September 2014 by

A roundup of today's big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology... Facebook Updates Its Algorithm (Yet) Again. (GigaOm)... Airbnb Finance Chief Swain Departs Amid IPO Speculation (Bloomberg)... The End Is Near For Panoramio, Google To Migrate Photos To Google Maps Views (VentureBeat)...

Continue Reading

Interviews

With IPO Under Its Belt, Wix Plans to Move Beyond the Website

No Comments 17 September 2014 by

Street Fight recently caught up with Joe Pollaro, Wix's vice president of strategic partnerships, to talk about the company’s plans to move beyond website development, its bet on self-service, and what it looks for in a partner...

Continue Reading

News

Handybook Rebrands As Handy, Says It Grew 10x in Past 9 Months

1 Comment 16 September 2014 by

New York-based Handybook, which allows users to book pre-approved home service providers through a mobile app or website, is dropping the “book” from its name, rebranding as Handy to avoid confusion with — well — books. The company's chief executive Oisin Hanrahan believes the move will help the company develop the type of brand that has helped to propel Uber and Airbnb into multi-billion dollar companies.

Continue Reading

Off the Block

In Apple Pay, Signs of a Digital (Payments) Divide

No Comments 12 September 2014 by

The belief that Apple Pay will turn the payments industry on its head draws on a long-held assumption in the tech industry that the Internet and the physical marketplace live by the same rules. In fact, these two marketplaces operate under much different dynamics...

Continue Reading

News

Signpost

Signpost Adds Payment Integration as Small Business CRM Market Grows

No Comments 10 September 2014 by

Signpost, a New York-based startup that got its start selling deals software to small business, wants to expand deeper into maybe the most important sources of data in the front-office: payments. The company has rolled out a new product that can programmatically pull customer information from a phone call or credit card swipe, and then send text messages or emails to those people with offers or requests for reviews...

Continue Reading

News

Ecommerce Retailer Indochino Ventures into Brick-and-Mortar

No Comments 10 September 2014 by

Indochino, a Vancouver-based apparel brand that made its name selling custom suits online, opens its first permanent retail showroom in New York today in a move that builds on a series of pop-up shops that the apparel maker has hosted in cities across the country for the past few years. It's just the latest in a series of ecommerce firms to invest in brick-and-mortar retail...

Continue Reading

News

Apple Made Its Move into Payments — Here’s What’s Next

No Comments 10 September 2014 by

Apple announced its long-awaited payments product on Tuesday, opening the door for a range of new innovations in local tech. Here are four locally focused companies that have already started working on products to dovetail with the platform...

Continue Reading

Interviews

pinterest-icon

Pinterest’s Plan to Win Over Small Businesses

1 Comment 09 September 2014 by

Four year-old scrapbooking site Pinterest has managed to succeed where many other social media — from Path to Google — have failed. In an interview with Street Fight, Joel Meek, who heads up the company's small business efforts, discusses the role be believes the company can play an local discovery engine, and why its uniquely positioned to help small businesses reach users in the earliest stages of the purchase process...

Continue Reading

Headlines

Street Fight Daily: Millennials Drive Mobile Growth, Catalina Buys Coupon Company

1 Comment 08 September 2014 by

A roundup of today's big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology... Millennials Are The Largest Group Of Smartphone Owners, And Adoption Is Still Growing (TechCrunch)... Catalina Acquires Cellfire To Tie Mobile Offers To In-Store Sales (AdExchanger)... Apple iPhone’s Mobile Payments Expected to Include CVS and Walgreens (Recode)...

Continue Reading

Nov. 4th in NYC: Local in the City!
Click here to register.

Newsletter

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

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!

When the ‘Pop-Up’ Store Sticks Around

Retailers have started to rethink their sprawling storefronts. Instead, companies are turning to smaller, more specialized locations that that can adapt to declining store revenues while addressing some new opportunities in selling to a connected consumer.

Twitter

© 2014 Street Fight.

Powered by WordPress. Hosting by Page.ly