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Locable Founder: Community Sites Need More Than News to Thrive

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Not every community news site wants to become a network. But that doesn’t mean “one-off’s” can’t benefit from some of the advantages of scale. Locable founder Brian Ostrovsky spoke with Street Fight recently how single publishers can do quite well even in markets where they’re facing competitors who have chosen to go bigger…

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Off the Block

The longtime Wheel of Fortune host caught up with Street Fight recently to talk about his decision to became the face of a daily deal franchise, why he remains optimistic about the future of local media, and the "great Irony" of an increasingly sensitive Internet constituency...

Why Pat Sajak Wants to Power Hyperlocal Daily Deals for SMBs

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The longtime Wheel of Fortune host caught up with Street Fight recently to talk about his decision to became the face of a daily deal franchise, why he remains optimistic about the future of local media, and the “great Irony” of an increasingly sensitive Internet constituency…

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Streets Ahead

Small businesses can sometimes find out at their peril just how important it is to take control of how they are represented online. As professionals, we want to make sure businesses understand that our expertise has value, but not at the expense of scaring or confusing them. Instead we would do well to promote the idea that local search is accessible to all...

Getting Down to the Basics of Local Search Marketing

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Small businesses can sometimes find out at their peril just how important it is to take control of how they are represented online. As professionals, we want to make sure businesses understand that our expertise has value, but not at the expense of scaring or confusing them. Instead we would do well to promote the […]

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In the Golden Age of News Media

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We are in one of those eras in business where chaos, disruption and innovation are the norm. The legacy news media business as we have known it is completely and utterly broken as an operable model at a time when folks seek more information than ever before…

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The Internet is positioned to transform companies that have been selling over-priced physical products whose absurdly high margins have been hidden from consumers by complicated purchase processes that look a lot like services...

How Digital Is Destroying the Mechanics of High-Margin Products

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The Internet is positioned to transform companies that have been selling over-priced physical products whose absurdly high margins have been hidden from consumers by complicated purchase processes that look a lot like services…

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On Location

On the show: Google takes over Times Square; Drones in TGI Fridays; Shazam goes in-store with Mood Media; Audi’s new car sharing platform; Fujitsu turns light into image recognition. Our resource of the week is 3D printed maps for the blind...

LBMA Podcast: Amazon Home Services, Retail Prophet

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On the show: Google takes over Times Square; Drones in TGI Fridays; Shazam goes in-store with Mood Media; Audi’s new car sharing platform; Fujitsu turns light into image recognition. Our resource of the week is 3D printed maps for the blind…

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Are Community News Sites and Investors Ready for Each Other?

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Venture-capital and angel investors have been avoiding digital community news — but there’s no mystery about why. There are some profitable one-offs, but most investors aren’t interested in one-offs. They want to put their money in the possibility of a good-sized payoff. That will only come with community news that is part of a network…

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WeddingWire CEO: Building Technology For The Ephemeral Consumer

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The ephemeral quality of the wedding consumer creates a fascinating dynamic for technology companies that serve the market. Last week, Street Fight caught up with WeddingWire CEO Tim Chi to talk about the changing opportunity for vertical marketplaces, and the role of software in building relationships with merchants…

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Hyperlocal M&A in 2015 — Here’s What Some Potential Acquirers Are Looking For

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With the new year just around the corner, corporate development teams are undoubtedly gearing up for 2015 acquisitions. The local technology industry saw plenty of M&A activity in 2014 and remains poised for another busy year as established firms look to stay on top and a new batch of public companies come into capital…

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The New News

BillyPennDigital local news pioneer Jim Brady launched mobile-focused Billy Penn in Philadelphia a month ago. Brady, joined by other Billy Penn staffers, talked with Street Fight recently about what the site is doing to stand out in a major metro market that has more than 70 websites covering local news...

How Jim Brady’s Billy Penn Tailors News to Philly’s Millennials

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BillyPennDigital local news pioneer Jim Brady launched mobile-focused Billy Penn in Philadelphia a month ago. Brady, joined by other Billy Penn staffers, talked with Street Fight recently about what the site is doing to stand out in a major metro market that has more than 70 websites covering local news…

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