Street Fight Daily: Google Maps Chief Replaced, Walgreens’ Mobile Strategy

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… One of Google’s Most Influential Execs Was Replaced as the Head of Google Maps and is Biding his Time (Business Insider)… Retale, The App That Puts Weekly Store Circulars On Your Smartphone, Raises $12 Million (TechCrunch)… Once Left For Dead, is Foursquare Coming Back? (San Francisco Business Times)…

Street Fight Daily: McDonald’s Beacon Strategy, Yelp Stock Plummets

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… McDonald’s Beacon Strategy Pushes In-Store Conversion Rate To 20% (Mobile Marketer)… Analysts Lower Price Targets as Yelp Stock Tumbles (MarketWatch)… Leaked Lyft Document Reveals a Costly Battle With Uber (Bloomberg)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook’s 40M SMBs, Secret Shuts Down

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Says There Are Now 40M Active Small Business Pages (TechCrunch)… A Founder of Secret, the Anonymous Social App, Is Shutting It Down (New York Times)… Retailers Too Focused on ‘Hyped’ Tools (RetailDive)…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Plans Delivery Platform, Foursquare’s Brain Drain

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Is Quietly Testing A Massive Merchant Delivery Program (TechCrunch)… Foursquare Has a New Problem: Employees are Checking Out (Mashable)… Most Shoppers Happy to Share Location Data with Retailers, But Want More Regulation on How It is Used (Internet Retailing)…

Street Fight Daily: Pinterest Opens Up, Best Buy Embraces Apple Pay

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Pinterest Woos Big Brands With Its New API (Recode)… Apple Pay Will Hit Best Buy Stores in 2015 (New York Times)… Kroger Acquires Dunnhumby Data Assets From Tesco, Forges New Venture (AdExchanger)…

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare’s New Sales Force, Consolidation at the Counter

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Foursquare Beefs Up Sales Team (MediaPost)… Bigcommerce Set to Make First Acquisition as Rival Shopify Preps for IPO (Recode)… Apple Maps Now Using Wikipedia, YellowPages Group of Canada & Dianping As Data Sources (Apple Maps Marketing)…

Street Fight Daily: FTC Goes After Nomi, ClassPass Buys Fitmob

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Mobile Tracking Firm Nomi Gets FTC Wrist-Slap (AdAge)… ClassPass Works Out a Deal for Competitor Fitmob (Recode)… Google More Reviews Links Removed From Knowledge Panel (LocalU)…

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Invests in Beacons, Nokia Expands Maps Sale

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Twitter Takes a Look at Beacons, Invests in Marketing Startup Swirl (Recode)… Nokia Targeting Apple, Alibaba and Amazon in Maps-Unit Sale (Bloomberg)… BIA/Kelsey: Mobile Will Grab 11.5% Share Of Local Rev By 2019 (NetNewsCheck)…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Enters Local Travel, Facebook’s Coming Algo-Change

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Travel Launches New Brand, Amazon Destinations (Skift)… Facebook Is Making 3 Big Changes To Its Newsfeed Algorithm (Business Insider)… $47B Of Local Ads Programmatic By 2019 (NewNewsCheck)…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Sells TicketMonster Stake, Verve Hires New CEO

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Groupon Sells Controlling Stake in Korean Site Ticket Monster for $360 Million (Recode)… Verve Mobile Taps Acxiom’s Stirratt As CEO (MediaPost)… ‘Mobilegeddon’ Could Be Bad News For 40% of Top Websites (USA Today)…