Steven Jacobs | Street Fight - Part 2



Groupon’s Local Business Bounces Back — But Is It Too Little Too Late?

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Groupon beat market expectations in the third quarter, stabilizing a troubled international segment and accelerating the company’s core North American local business after three quarters of decline. But the company’s quickly growing ecommerce business continues to overshadow the small gains of the local segment...

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At GrubHub, a Delicate Balance Between Search and Commerce

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Next Tuesday, Grubhub’s president Jonathan Zabusky will join us for a fireside chat at Street Fight Summit in New York. We caught up with Zabusky, who served as chief executive at Seamless prior to the merger, to talk about the state of the company and the evolving local commerce opportunity...

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With Nomi Deal, Brickstream Kicks Off Consolidation in Store Analytics

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Brickstream, an in-store analytics firm, has snapped up the New York-based Nomi, an indoor marketing startup founded by a handful of Salesforce alums, in an all-equity deal. The entire 37-person Nomi team will join Brickstream including CEO Marc Ferrentino who will now serve as chief marketing officer for the Atlanta, Ga.-based company...

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Wix Buys Its Way Into Online Ordering

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Wix, the Isreali-based website builder, has quietly pushed into the wider small business technology market since going public last year. Now the company has acquired OpenRest, a small Israeli-American startup that provides restaurants with the ability to accept orders through a website or mobile app...

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In Frozen Yogurt Wars, A Battle for Digital Domination

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In a new regular series, a deep-dive analysis of local presence pits Yogurtland against rival Pinkberry, finding that Yogurtland outperformed its smaller counterpart across Google, Facebook, Foursquare and a number of other local search sites. The study shows that Pinkberry has done slightly better on social media, but still struggles among some of the more fundamental elements of local search and discovery...

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Field Notes

In New App Marketplace, Signs of the Square’s Future

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The company launched its Square App Marketplace yesterday to allow third-parties to develop applications that integrate directly into its point-of-sale product. The move marks an important step in Square’s evolution as it shifts focus from consumer-facing payments to an arguably much larger business software market...

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Paid Placement Helps GrubHub Pad Its Bottom Line

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Grubhub posted better-than-expected earnings Thursday sending shares up slightly in early trading. The online ordering company, which hit the public markets earlier this year, saw revenue and profit inch up slightly in a seasonally less active third quarter due in part to the adoption of a new auction-based commision model...

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Lord and Taylor Plans to Install Bluetooth Beacons in Stores Nationwide

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Here’s some good news for the beacon community. A month after Macy’s announced an ambitious plan to roll out Shopkick devices to over 4,000 locations nationally, Lord and Taylor appears to be following suit...

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Yelp Cashes In on YP Partnership — If Only for the Moment

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The company posted stronger-than-expected revenues Tuesday, but cautious guidance sent shares tumbling in after-hours trading. The revenue increase appears to have come, in part, from a partnership with YP that the company made earlier this year...

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With Carrier Data, Vistar Media Finds Foothold in Mobile Ad Fray

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Vistar, a digital out-of-home startup, wants to use carrier data to map consumer behavior in the real world. Through a partnership with AirSage, Vistar has developed a system which it says can allow marketers to analyze where nearly 110 million of consumers live, work and shop in an anonymized and privacy-sensitive way...

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