Street Fight Daily: Nextdoor’s Billion Dollar Valuation, SXSW Embraces Beacons

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Nextdoor Social Network Digs Deep Into Neighborhoods (New York Times)… SXSW to Get (More) Social With the Help of iBeacons (Recode).. YP Automates Local And Mobile Search Buys For National Brands (MediaPost)…

Street Fight Daily: PayPal Buys Paydiant, Uber Launches Magazine

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…PayPal to Pay $280 Million for Paydiant to Help Retailers Compete With Apple Pay (Recode)… Uber Launches A Magazine To Make Nice With Its Drivers (Wired)… Google City Searches Now Include Hotel Booking Info In Knowledge Graph (Search Engine Land)…

Street Fight Daily: Airbnb’s Next Mega-Round, Samsung Debuts Mobile Payments

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Airbnb Is Raising A Monster Round At A $20B Valuation (TechCrunch)… Samsung Actually Stands A Fighting Chance In Mobile Payments (Quartz)… Uber Discloses Data Breach That May Have Affected 50,000 Drivers (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Adds Paid App Search, Ford Eyes On-Demand

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Google Brings Ads to the Google Play Store (Recode)… Ford Is Experimenting With Its Own Uber-like App — And A Vehicle To Go With It (Washington Post)… Ford Is Experimenting With Its Own Uber-like App — And A Vehicle To Go With It (Washington Post)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Plans ‘Android Pay,’ Drones Hit Ad Tech

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Google Will Launch Android Pay At I/O In May (Ars Technica)… Drones Overhead In L.A.’s Valley Are Tracking Mobile Devices’ Locations (VentureBeat)… Bigcommerce, Square Partnership Offers Omnichannel To SMBs (ZDNet)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Gaining With Small Biz, Google Tests ‘Local Chat ‘

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Now With 2 Million Advertisers, Facebook Is Gaining a Foothold With Small Businesses (AdWeek)… Google Search Tests “Chat” Button In Local Business Box (TechCrunch)… GoDaddy Takes Another Step To IPO (USA Today)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Buys Softcard, GrubHub President To Exit

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Google Strikes Mobile Payments Deal With Big Wireless Carriers, Buys Softcard Technology (Recode)… GrubHub’s No. 2 Heading For The Exit (Crain’s Chicago Business)… Thumbtack Adds Big Name Design And Engineering Execs To Oversee Big Growth (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Google’s New Call Unit, Main Street Hub Raises $20M

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Pay-Per-Call: Google Introduces “Call-Only” AdWords Units (Local Search Insider)… Main Street Hub Lands $20M To Bring Social Media Marketing To Small Business (TechCrunch)… Digital First — What Then? (Medium)…

Street Fight Daily: Bing’s New Ordering Service, Google Revives Wallet

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyBing Now Lets You Order Food And Book Hotels Directly From Search Results (The Next Web)… To Revive Wallet, Google Tries to Wrangle Unruly Partners (Wall Street Journal)… Uber Valued At $41 Billion As Revenue Growth Powers Expanded Funding Round (MarketWatch)…

Street Fight Daily: Samsung Buys Apple Pay Competitor, Google’s New Food Site

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologySamsung Just Bought a Company to Help It Compete With Apple Pay (Time)… Google May Have Foodie Social Site Named ‘Tablescape’ In The Works (Slash Gear)… Uber Is Launching A Food Delivery Service In Spain (Business Insider)…