• Tige Savage: Founders Need to Solve for Degrees of Freedom — Not Valuation

    In an interview with Street Fight, Tige Savage, managing director at Revolution Ventures, talks about what went wrong at LivingSocial and Groupon, why founders should solve for “degrees of freedom — not valuation,” and why the next big thing may not come out of Silicon Valley or New York…

    Tige Savage: Founders Need to Solve for Degrees of Freedom — Not Valuation
  • Can Amazon Bring One-Click Purchasing to Home Services? Here’s What Experts Think

    Earlier this week, Amazon launched its widely-anticipated Home Services marketplace where you can book plumbers, painters and other professionals. We caught up with a handful of small business experts to breakdown the news and handicap Amazon’s chances of transitioning its dominant position in ecommerce to a complex and scattered service landscape…

    Can Amazon Bring One-Click Purchasing to Home Services? Here’s What Experts Think
  • Street Fight Daily: Groupon Launches Stores, Starcom Measures TV

    A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Groupon Quietly Launches Groupon Stores, a Marketplace for Its $2 Billion Goods Business (Recode)… SMG Launches Addressable TV Measurement Tool (MediaPost)… Amazon Dash Aims to Be a Push-Button Substitute for the Supply Run (New York Times)…

    Street Fight Daily: Groupon Launches Stores, Starcom Measures TV
  • Square Wants to Become a Platform — Here’s Why that Matters For Small Businesses

    With millions of small businesses already using its application to process payments, Square needs to navigate through a complex and crowded small business software market to build a platform from which merchants can run their business…

    Square Wants to Become a Platform — Here’s Why that Matters For Small Businesses

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Tige Savage: Founders Need to Solve for Degrees of Freedom — Not Valuation

In an interview with Street Fight, Tige Savage, managing director at Revolution Ventures, talks about what went wrong at LivingSocial and Groupon, why founders should solve for “degrees of freedom — not valuation,” and why the next big thing may not come out of Silicon Valley or New York…

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Street Fight Daily: Groupon Launches Stores, Starcom Measures TV

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Groupon Quietly Launches Groupon Stores, a Marketplace for Its $2 Billion Goods Business (Recode)… SMG Launches Addressable TV Measurement Tool (MediaPost)… Amazon Dash Aims to Be a Push-Button Substitute for the Supply Run (New York Times)…

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Local Startups Need to Focus Less on Consumers, More on Businesses

Founders mistakenly interpret the investment thesis of the local technology industry — the billions in local spending moving onto digital networks — and see a chance to rethink the way we buy before fully considering the vast changes occurring in the way the supply side of the market operates.

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How Packaged Goods Companies Use Location to Market on Mobile

The benefits of location data are obvious for retailers with physical storefronts, but can consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands capitalize in similar ways? More and more, the answer is yes, according to SITO’s Adam Meshekow. Some of the largest CPG brands started to ramp up mobile spending last year as they look to influence an increasingly smartphone-wielding shopper…

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TribLocal Branding Is Replaced by Pioneer Press in Many ChiTrib Communities

From its launch in 2007, TribLocal was the Chicago Tribune’s highly branded network of suburban news print inserts and e-sites covering sprawling Chicagoland. Now TribLocal has lost most of its branding and been replaced by the Tribune’s recently acquired Pioneer Press in many communities.  We recently caught up with Bob Fleck, the Tribune’s recently appointed general manager and publisher of […]

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Street Fight Daily: Facebook Likes Events, Square Becomes a Platform

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Is Making It Easier To Find Events You Want To Go To (Mashable)… How Groupon Not So Innocently Planned Its Most Popular Facebook Post Ever (AdWeek)… The Racists Next Door: Why Nextdoor’s Racial Profiling “problem” Isn’t The Company’s Fault — It’s Society’s (Pando)…