Street Fight Daily: Groupon Buys Booking Site, Delivery Hero Nears IPO

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Groupon Acquires Beauty Salon And Spa Booking Startup (Chicago Business Journal)… Takeout Giant Delivery Hero Raises Another $110M at Over $3.1B Valuation Ahead of IPO (TechCrunch)… Google Misses Out on Apple’s Slice of Mobile Transactions (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Rethinks Location, Yahoo Kills Maps

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Messenger Updates Location Sharing. Is Uber Integration Next? (Recode)… Yahoo Maps Hits A Dead End, Shutting Down End Of This Month (Search Engine Land)… Google Says It May Unverify Inactive Local Business Listings (Search Engine Land)…

Street Fight Daily: Mondelez Warms to Retail Tech, SMBs Embrace the Cloud

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Mondelez Makes New Call to Startups for Retail Tech (AdAge)… Small Firms Shift Toward Cloud-Based Software (Wall Street Journal)… Uber CEO: “I’m Not Perfect and Neither is This Company.” (Mashable)…

Street Fight Daily: New Google Search Ads, Pinterest Adds Buy Button

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Search Ads Get A Lot Sexier With Sharp, Gorgeous Photos (Mashable)… Pinterest Launches the Buy Button (Recode)… Instagram to Open Its Photo Feed to Ads (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Replaces Local TV, Small Retailers Ignore Search

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Pew Study: When It Comes to Political News, Facebook has Become Local TV for Millennials (Nieman Lab)… SMB Retailers Love Digital Media, But Have Disconnects With Paid Search (MediaPost)… Urbanspoon Folds Into Zomato Following Acquisition (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Apple’s Mystery Mapping Vans, Google’s Other Payment Play

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Mystery Solved: Apple Vans gathering Next-Gen Maps Data, Grabbing Street View Storefronts and 3D images (9to5 Mac)… Google’s Other Mobile Payments Service: Hands Free at McDonald’s (Wall Street Journal)… Dave Morin Sells Path’s Social Networking And Messaging Services To Prevent The Rest Of The Path Ship From Sinking (Pando)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Unveils New Ad Targeting Tools and Mobile Upgrades

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Debuts New AdMob Tools For Ad Targeting, Native Ads, Scaling Apps And More (TechCrunch)… Here’s What Marketers Need to Know About Google’s Mobile Upgrades (AdWeek)… Are Wearables the Next In-Store Shopping Buddies? (eMarketer)…

Street Fight Daily: Mary Meeker’s 2015 Internet Trends, Google and Apple Adjust Mobile Payments Strategies

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… KPCB’s Mary Meeker Points to Slowing Growth in Internet Trends Preso (Re/code)…
Google and Apple Adjust Strategies on Mobile Payments (New York Times)… Google Confirms That a ‘Buy’ Button Is Coming to Search Results (Business Insider)…

Street Fight Daily: Mobile Web Market to Triple, Facebook Adds Critics’ Restaurant Reviews

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Mobile Web Market Will Triple in Size to $850B by 2018 (VentureBeat) Mobile phones and mobile networks will be growing just 10 percent and five percent per year, respectively, by 2018, but mobile web services will continue growing like crazy. Mobile commerce […]

Why Local Search Is the Key to Groupon’s Turnaround

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As Groupon look to wean the company off an increasingly challenging email marketing strategy and reposition it as a go-to marketplace, the Chicago-based company has invested considerably in building the infrastructure to compete for the hundreds of millions of local shoppers who pass through Google each day…