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What It Takes for Legacy Media Companies to Innovate and Thrive

Annie Melton

What It Takes for Legacy Media Companies to Innovate and Thrive

As the media industry spins further away from the long-established familiarity of print models, its companies — large and small, old and new, hyperlocal and international — are hurrying to implement a plan for sustainability. Three organizations with creative solutions spoke on a panel at Street Fight’s LOCALCON in London last week about their strategies.

Street Fight Daily: Gannett Makes Offer for Tribune Publishing, UPS Focuses on SMBs

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Gannett Makes Offer for Tribune Publishing, UPS Focuses on SMBs

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Tribune Publishing Is Weighing a Surprise Offer from Gannett (Poynter)… The UPS Store Will Kick Off ‘Small Biz Salute’ for Small Business Week (AdAge)… Leaked Postmates Financials Suggest Company Might Be Doing Better Than Everyone Thought (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Could Launch Air Delivery Service, Yelp’s Stoppelman Goes After Google

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Could Launch Air Delivery Service, Yelp’s Stoppelman Goes After Google

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon in Talks to Launch Its Own Air-Cargo Business (Seattle Times)… Google Has Lost Its Mind, Says Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman (Recode)… Etsy Launches Trendy Local Maker Guides for U.S. Cities (The Next Web)…

Street Fight Daily: Postmates Acquires Local Discovery Startup Sosh, Facebook’s New SMB Ad Products

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Postmates Acquires Local Discovery Startup Sosh, Facebook’s New SMB Ad Products

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Postmates Is Buying Sosh, a Service for Discovering Local Activities (Fortune)… Facebook’s New Tools Let Merchants Tailor Ads for Nearby Consumers (Adweek)… How Handy’s Founder Oisin Hanrahan Is Scaling His Startup into an On-Demand Powerhouse (The Next Web)…

Street Fight Daily: Waze Helps FEMA, Springer Continues Classifieds Push

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Waze Helps FEMA, Springer Continues Classifieds Push

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.How Waze’s Crowd-Sourced Data Helped FEMA Deliver the Gas After Sandy (GigaOm)… Buying Another Classified Site, Springer Sees Digital Filling Print Gap (Paid Content)… Tree Maps and Dwindling Cigarettes: One Hyperlocal Site’s Approach to Sandy (The New York Observer)…