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Street Fight Daily: Postmates Sheds Employees, What Oath CEO Learned from Leading Patch

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Postmates Sheds Employees, What Oath CEO Learned from Leading Patch

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Postmates Laid Off All Its Cities Managers This Week… What Oath CEO Tim Armstrong Learned from Patch’s Struggles… Amazon Pumps Resources into Alexa to Maintain Dominance as Competition Heats Up…

Street Fight Daily: Verizon’s Path to Disrupting the Duopoly, Twitter Data’s Potential

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Verizon’s Path to Disrupting the Duopoly, Twitter Data’s Potential

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Verizon to Face Challenges Integrating Yahoo and AOL Before It Challenges Google and Facebook… MoPub Is Testing Ways to Do More with Twitter Data… Modern Marketing Means Mobile Messaging…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Expands Ad Suite for Businesses, Google Shopping’s Role in Retail

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Expands Ad Suite for Businesses, Google Shopping’s Role in Retail

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Expands Canvas Ads and Integrates Them with Collection Ads… How Google Shopping Can Help Retailers Bounce Back… The Future of Marketing Data: Accuracy Trumps Everything…

Street Fight Daily: Yext Set to Raise $115.5M in Today’s IPO, Snap Offers Brick-and-Mortar Attribution

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Yext Set to Raise $115.5M in Today’s IPO, Snap Offers Brick-and-Mortar Attribution

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yext is Set to Raise $115.5 Million in IPO After Final Pricing… Snap Advertisers Can Now See if Their Ads Increase Foot Traffic… Will it Blend? Oath Will Combine Disparate AOL-Yahoo Ad Tech Assets…

Street Fight Daily: Big Retailers Support Mobile Payments, Snap Ads Struggle to Grab User Attention

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Big Retailers Support Mobile Payments, Snap Ads Struggle to Grab User Attention

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon, Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks Drive Mobile Payment Behaviors… How Do Users Like Snapchat Ads?… AOL’s CEO Explains that Oath is About B2B Branding…

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Adds Location Sharing Tools for Businesses, AOL and Yahoo Become Oath

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Adds Location Sharing Tools for Businesses, AOL and Yahoo Become Oath

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Twitter Adds Location Sharing for Businesses Offering Customer Support via DMs… AOL and Yahoo Will Become Oath Following Verizon Deal… Consumer Adoption of Voice Assistants Doubled in Q1: Here’s Why…

Street Fight Daily: Voice Assistant Sales to Skyrocket, Alibaba Local Commerce App Raises $1.1 Billion

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Voice Assistant Sales to Skyrocket, Alibaba Local Commerce App Raises $1.1 Billion

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… 25 Million More Voice Assistants Coming This Year; Google, Amazon Dominate… Alibaba’s Local Commerce Platform, Koubei, Raises $1.1 Billion… Crate and Barrel COO Talks Bucking Brick-and-Mortar Trends…

Street Fight Daily: Lyft Launches Ride Request SDK for iOS, Verizon Acquires SocialRadar

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Lyft Launches Ride Request SDK for iOS, Verizon Acquires SocialRadar

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Verizon Requires SocialRadar to Buff Up Mapquest’s Location Data… Lyft Launches Ride Request SDK for iOS… AOL Lays Off 500 Employees in Restructuring with Eyes on Mobile, Data, and Video…

Street Fight Daily: Uber and Didi Close $35B Deal, Most Businesses Still Lack Mobile Strategy

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Uber and Didi Close $35B Deal, Most Businesses Still Lack Mobile Strategy

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Sells China Operations to Didi After Losing Billions… Even as Mobile Gobbles Up Web Traffic, 80% of Businesses Lack Long-Term Mobile Strategies… Excited about Google’s New Map Ads? You Should Be!…

Street Fight Daily: Tim Armstrong’s AOL Goals, Square Launches New Payments Tools

Annie Melton

Street Fight Daily: Tim Armstrong’s AOL Goals, Square Launches New Payments Tools

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… AOL’s Tim Armstrong Aims to Build Digital-Ad Empire at Verizon (Wall Street Journal)… Square Has a New Growth Hack to Increase Its Payment Processing Volume (Recode)… Car-Pooling Helps Uber Go the Extra Mile (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Changes Desktop Search Ads, Yahoo to Start Reaching Out to Bidders

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Google Changes Desktop Search Ads, Yahoo to Start Reaching Out to Bidders

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Makes Desktop Search Look More Mobile-ish to Milk More Shopping-Ads Cash (Recode)… Yahoo Said to Start Approaching Possible Bidders As Soon As Monday (Bloomberg)… What Is Groupon’s Real Value to Alibaba? (Crain’s Chicago Business)…

Street Fight Daily: Yelp Data Now Available to Marketers, Ads Coming to Facebook Messenger

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Yelp Data Now Available to Marketers, Ads Coming to Facebook Messenger

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yelp Agrees to License Its Data to Sprinklr, All the Better for Marketers to Understand Their Consumers (AdAge)… Facebook Plans to Put Ads in Messenger (TechCrunch)… Yahoo Warns of Industry-Wide ‘Pause’ in Mobile Growth for 2016 (VentureBeat)…

Street Fight Daily: AOL’s CEO Reportedly Leading Verizon/Yahoo Talks, Yelp’s Earnings Leak Early

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: AOL’s CEO Reportedly Leading Verizon/Yahoo Talks, Yelp’s Earnings Leak Early

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Verizon Said to Enlist AOL CEO Armstrong to Explore Yahoo Deal (Bloomberg)… Yelp’s Earnings Report Leaks, Reveals CFO Is Stepping Down (Fast Company)… Factual Enables Private Marketplace Deals with InMobi, Rubicon (GeoMarketing)…

Street Fight Daily: AOL Merges All Publishing Products, the Scope of Uber’s International Disruption

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: AOL Merges All Publishing Products, the Scope of Uber’s International Disruption

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… AOL Is Combining All of Its Publisher Products (Business Insider)… Why Uber’s Rushing Into Deliveries Could Reap $24.6B Internationally (Forbes)… For Some Sprint Customers, Watching Ads Cuts Phone Bill (Wall Street Journal)…

Top 5 Exits in Local Tech of 2015

Noah Elkin

Top 5 Exits in Local Tech of 2015

The local technology space saw plenty of M&A activity in 2015 and remains poised for another busy year in 2016. Rampant expansion of certain areas such as on-demand services and delivery apps makes further consolidation likely. The startup scene saw its share of healthy — if not billion-dollar — exits as well. Here’s a recap of the five of the biggest exits in the local tech industry in 2015.

PlaceIQ Teams Up with IRI to Tackle Online-to-Offline Attribution

Noah Elkin

PlaceIQ Teams Up with IRI to Tackle Online-to-Offline Attribution

Marketers face a number of big challenges today. One is pinpointing their audiences as they move from device to device — and then from platform to platform on those different devices. Another is making sense all of the data consumers generate in the scores of micro-interactions they have every day across the devices and platforms they use. A third is online-to-offline attribution. The partnership with IRI that PlaceIQ announced today is a step toward tackling these hurdles.