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Street Fight Daily: Kalanick Calls Self-Driving Tech Race ‘Existential,’ Facebook Ramps Up E-Commerce

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Kalanick Calls Self-Driving Tech Race ‘Existential,’ Facebook Ramps Up E-Commerce

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Kalanick Says Uber Has 40 Million Monthly Riders Paying $50/Month, Calls Self-Driving Tech Race ‘Existential’… How Location Data Influences Consumer Buying Decisions… Any Business on Facebook Can Now Sell Goods Right From Its Page…

Street Fight Daily: Inside the Self-Driving Uber Experience, Billy Penn’s Sister Site Launches

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Inside the Self-Driving Uber Experience, Billy Penn’s Sister Site Launches

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Starts Self-Driving Car Pickups in Pittsburgh: Here’s a Peek Into the Experience… The Incline, Billy Penn’s New Sister Site, Launches in Pittsburgh… Amazon’s Echo Is Finally Being Released in the UK and Germany…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Tried to Buy Lyft, Google Helps Brick-and-Mortar Biz

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Uber Tried to Buy Lyft, Google Helps Brick-and-Mortar Biz

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Tried to Buy Lyft in 2014 But Negotiations Fell Apart Over Price… Google Helps Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Turn Mobile Scrolling Into In-Person Buying… With Facebook’s Power Growing, Publishers Scramble to Connect Directly with Audiences…

Street Fight Daily: Startups Tackle Local News, Facebook Partners With Undertone Networks

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Street Fight Daily: Startups Tackle Local News, Facebook Partners With Undertone Networks

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yahoo Launches Chatbot-Equipped Mobile Travel Guide… Undertone Partners with Facebook Canvas for Faster Mobile Ads and Better Targeting… Neighborhood Watch: Online Startups Tackle Local News…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Taking Bids for Its Cloud Business, Google Launches Local News Tag

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Uber Taking Bids for Its Cloud Business, Google Launches Local News Tag

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Launches Local Source Tag to Help You See More Local News… Amazon to Launch a Blue Apron-Like Recipe Delivery Service This Fall… Microsoft, Google, and Amazon Might Be Going to War Over Uber’s Cloud Business…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook and Ticketmaster Partner, On-Demand’s Limitations

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Facebook and Ticketmaster Partner, On-Demand’s Limitations

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Ticketmaster Will Sell Tickets Directly on Facebook in Coming Weeks (BuzzFeed)… The Looming Limits of On-Demand Delivery (Retail Dive)… Billy Penn Owner Narrows Search for Second City (Politico)…

Street Fight Daily: DoorDash Raises $127 Million, Billy Penn to Expand Its Local News Model

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: DoorDash Raises $127 Million, Billy Penn to Expand Its Local News Model

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… DoorDash Raises $127 Million in ‘Down’ Round (Wall Street Journal)… Can the Billy Penn Model for Local News Work Beyond Philadelphia? We’re About to Find Out (Poynter)… Yahoo Ad Revenue to Drop Nearly 14% This Year (eMarketer)…

Street Fight Daily: GrubHub to Rebrand, New Stats Show Importance of Mobile to Physical Shopping

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Street Fight Daily: GrubHub to Rebrand, New Stats Show Importance of Mobile to Physical Shopping

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… GrubHub Q4 Financials Show Growth as Company Plans a Rebranding (Chicago Business Journal)… More Than M-Commerce: Mobile Is Part of 46% of All Shopping Journeys (GeoMarketing)… Internet of Things Is Changing How Media and Entertainment Companies Operate (eMarketer)…

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Will Show Ads to ‘Casual Viewers,’ Location Startup Factual Raises $35M

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Street Fight Daily: Twitter Will Show Ads to ‘Casual Viewers,’ Location Startup Factual Raises $35M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Twitter Aims to Show Advertising to Much Wider Audience (New York Times)… Startup Factual Knows Your Commute, and Much More (Wall Street Journal)… Billy Penn and Knight Foundation Want to Build ‘Yelp for Mobile News’ (Poynter)…

Street Fight Daily: Google’s iBeacon Competitor, Wi-Fi Proximity Program Launches

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Street Fight Daily: Google’s iBeacon Competitor, Wi-Fi Proximity Program Launches

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Launches Eddystone, Its Platform-Agnostic iBeacon Competitor (The Next Web)… This New Wi-Fi Tech Uses Proximity To End Waiting In Long Lines (ReadWrite)… Like Google, Yahoo Wants to Reinvent Search Without the Search Bar (Ad Age)…

Street Fight Daily: Angie’s List Shuffles Brass, Amazon’s One-Hour Delivery

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Angie’s List Shuffles Brass, Amazon’s One-Hour Delivery

\A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…… Amazon Brings One-Hour Delivery To NYC With Prime Now (TechCrunch)… Angie’s List Shuffles Brass, Names Third Tech Chief In Two Years (Indianapolis Business Journal)… Like Tinder, But For Creative Professionals: How Thumbtack Is Remaking The Gig Economy (Fusion)…

VIDEO: Hyperlocal Media 2.0 — Events and Email?

Tim Sohn

VIDEO: Hyperlocal Media 2.0 — Events and Email?

The sale of AOL’s local media network, Patch, earlier this year marked something of an end to a lot of the optimism that once surrounded hyperlocal media. As local media veteran Jim Brady says, the category entered the “huddle for warmth” phase of its lifecycle. But a more optimistic tone has begun to return to the industry…