#SFSNYC | Street Fight - Part 5

#SFSNYC VIDEO: How Big Data Is Revolutionizing Retail

Myriah Towner

#SFSNYC VIDEO: How Big Data Is Revolutionizing Retail

In a panel at Street Fight Summit in New York last month, experts from the retail analytics space explored the ways big data is transforming the retail industry. Wesley Barrow, CRO at Nomi and Alexei Agratchev, CEO at RetailNext talked about how retailers can maximize profit from the moment a shopper walks into their store. Meanwhile, Larry Promisel, SVP Digital Commerce at Camuto Group, offered the retailer’s perspective, saying that while privacy is concerning for retailers, the overall benefit of creating the better experience a customer wants outweighs those concerns…

#SFSNYC VIDEO: Scale Still Elusive for Hyperlocals, But Hope Springs Eternal

Noah Davis

#SFSNYC VIDEO: Scale Still Elusive for Hyperlocals, But Hope Springs Eternal

According to BuzzMachine blogger and author Jeff Jarvis, AOL’s Patch did hyperlocal scale all wrong: “What they should have been was a sales network for local sites,” he said during a conversation with CBS Local Digital Media President Ezra Kucharz at Street Fight Summit last month. “If that existed, other local sites would have been able to start. It would have led to mass opportunity…”

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial Posts Another Loss, ByteLight Raises $3 Million

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial Posts Another Loss, ByteLight Raises $3 Million

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyLivingSocial Posts Another Loss, Valuation Plunges (Washington Post)… Boston’s ByteLight Raises Series A As It Promises To Let Retailers Find You Anywhere (PandoDaily)… VCs Talk Location-Based Services And Why It’s Hard To Invest In Hyperlocal Startups (AdExchanger)…

Schumer Urges Retailers, Location Tech Companies To Address Privacy Issues

Steven Jacobs

Schumer Urges Retailers, Location Tech Companies To Address Privacy Issues

During a speech at the Street Fight Summit in New York Friday, Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) spoke about his role in developing a privacy code of conduct for the location analytics industry, and the need for consumer advocates, technology companies and retailers to come together and pro-actively address the issue….

Why Partnerships Are Key to the Future of Local

Noah Davis

Why Partnerships Are Key to the Future of Local

The future of local lies in partnerships. That was the topic of a wide-ranging discussion between Ohad Tzur, North America Lead for Google’s Wildfire partnership program, Delivery.com CEO Jed Kleckner, and Leaf CEO Aron Schwarzkopf, during a panel at Street Fight Summit on Friday morning…

Mobile Payments Startup Flint Raises $6 Million in Series B Round

Steven Jacobs

Mobile Payments Startup Flint Raises $6 Million in Series B Round

Flint wants to tap into local commerce by bringing payment processing, and basic marketing capabilities, to mobile — without a dongle. The Redwood-based company announced a $6 million series B round of funding at Street Fight Summit this morning to expand its solution, led by Digicel Group with additional funding from SVG Venture…

LivingSocial CEO: Our Business Isn’t ‘Daily Deals,’ It’s Ad Dollars

Noah Davis

LivingSocial CEO: Our Business Isn’t ‘Daily Deals,’ It’s Ad Dollars

“We realized with the asset base that we had that we should be able to do other things and leverage it into new areas,” said Tim O’Shaughnessy at Street Fight Summit on Thursday in New York. “How do we take the hundreds of thousands of merchants that we work with, the tens of millions of customers that we have, this big salesforce, and a technology team and figure out new ways to get customers through the doors of merchants.”

For Groupon, Resurgence Is In The Numbers

Myriah Towner

For Groupon, Resurgence Is In The Numbers

Even as investors interest in daily deals company has waned, the game is not over for Groupon, and others in the deals space. After a calamitous 2012 , the company has bounced backed in 2013 thanks, in part, to a rise in the number of merchants offering longer-running, recurring campaigns instead of one-off deals, according to Jim Moran, co-founder at Yipit, who gave the afternoon keynote at Street Fight Summit in New York on Thursday…

In Race to Go Local, Brands Push Ahead Cautiously

Steven Jacobs

In Race to Go Local, Brands Push Ahead Cautiously

There’s been a quiet emigration in the local technology world away from the mom-and-pop market, with startups and existing players alike moving upstream to bigger brands with more. During a panel at Street Fight Summit in New York Thursday, executives from Groupon, YP, and the well-funded upstart Brand Networks sat down with AdAge’s Michael Learmonth to talk about the growing interest in local among brands, and the limitations that are holding them back…

Who’s The Future Of Local Search? The Consumer.

Myriah Towner

Who’s The Future Of Local Search? The Consumer.

As more and more consumers look to buy, as well as find and discover local businesses, online, the industry has evolved. During a panel at Street Fight Summit in New York Thursday, panelists from Yelp, Bing, and Yext gathered to discuss the evolving role of commerce in the local search industries, and strategies for the industry to adapt…

What Brands Are Doing Wrong On Mobile

Steven Jacobs

What Brands Are Doing Wrong On Mobile

As consumers spend more time using mobile devices than browsing the web and even watching television, a mobile strategy isn’t an opportunity; it’s a matter of survival, says Urban Airship chief marketing officer Brent Hieggelke. During a keynote at Street Fight Summit in New York Thursday, Hieggelke argued that brands need to change the way they approach mobile, shifting from looking at the platform as yet another marketing channel to treating it as a central tool in creating a better consumer experience…

The Local Conference You Don’t Want to Miss

Laura Rich

The Local Conference You Don’t Want to Miss

It’s that time of year again when the most exciting companies in local gather in New York City to hash through and celebrate the best ideas and strategies. Street Fight Summit is coming next Thursday and Friday to TriBeCa, and one of the themes we’re focusing on this year is partnerships. Partnerships are a key reason we have been bringing people together for the last few years, but never have they been such a high-profile, essential element of success as they have become over the past year…