Florists Hate Valentine’s Day — BloomNation Thinks It Can Change Their Mind

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Americans will spend $18.9 billion on flowers, candy and more for the holiday — but the spike in demand typically does not translate into big profits for small flower shops…

Why So Many Local Search Sites Are Adding Business Services

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Strategies around SEO, listings management and SEM have long helped businesses generate clicks, calls and store visits. And while this remains true, search sites have recently begun putting more emphasis on adding tools and services that look to accelerate the purchase process…

Community Publishers Mixed on Borrell Prescription for Content

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Gordon Borrell minced no words in Street Fight recently when he talked about content and audience in the revenue-hot digital space that his new annual local media report pinpoints. He said: “It’s so much not about readers. It’s so much more about consumers. So those folks who are trying to develop hyperlocal sites around good […]

LBMA Podcast: Samsung’s Mobile Payments, Trippeo CEO

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; Adobe’s Target and Campaign services; Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act; Drones for Good; Maponics Communities; Unacast & TCS partner; Merrell moves into virtual reality; American Express + HUSH; Facebook Place Tips; Dallas Mavericks partner with Tixsee + Adarsh Pallian of Trippeo.

How the Rise of Online Dating Helped Thumbtack Raise $100M

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Street Fight recently caught up with Thumbtack’s CEO Marco Zappacosta to talk about the company’s meteoric growth, the challenges facing the on-demand economy, and how online a service industry is changing — whether professionals like it or not…

Are You Ready for the ‘Geosocial’ Revolution?

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Anthony Longo is a guest contributor. If you would like to contribute a post to Street Fight, contact us here. When Dan Adams and I decided to build what would become CO Everywhere, we didn’t have a “category” in mind. We didn’t think about a “vertical” we’d fit under. We weren’t in the business of […]

LBMA Podcast: Microsoft’s HoloLens, Sense360’s Eli Portnoy

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On the show: ShopX gives away 1 million beacons for free; SpaceBillboard; Bud Light’s beer delivery app; Google Translate in real time; Bluebite partners with Lamar to make LaBite; Skin & Bones from the Smithsonian; Is Google buying SoftCard?; and Shazam can beacon now…